Narrative:Crashed with two engines on fire.
|Date:||Wednesday 16 April 1997|
|Type:||Lockheed C-130H Hercules|
|Operator:||Niger Air Force|
|C/n / msn:|| 4829|
|First flight:|| 1979|
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||ca 10 km from Niamey Airport (NIM) (Niger)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Lome Airport (LFW/DXXX), Togo|
|Destination airport:||Niamey Airport (NIM/DRRN), Niger|
» Voix du Sahel, Niamey - April 16, 1997
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Lome Airport to Niamey Airport as the crow flies is 816 km (510 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.