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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 16 April 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:Niger Air Force
Registration: 5U-MBD
C/n / msn: 4829
First flight: 1979
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 10 km from Niamey Airport (NIM) (   Niger)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lome Airport (LFW/DXXX), Togo
Destination airport:Niamey Airport (NIM/DRRN), Niger
Narrative:
Crashed with two engines on fire.

Sources:
» Voix du Sahel, Niamey - April 16, 1997


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Distance from Lome Airport to Niamey Airport as the crow flies is 816 km (510 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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