Narrative:The take-off from runway 30 was abandoned following a tire burst at 110 knots. The aircraft skidded off the runway into shrubs and was engulfed in smoke when coming to rest 130m past the runway. Both engines and the left main gear were torn off in the crash sequence.
|Date:||Sunday 3 August 1997|
|C/n / msn:|| 19848/157|
|First flight:|| 1969-04-15 (28 years 4 months)|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 106|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 114 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Douala Airport (DLA) (Cameroon)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Douala Airport (DLA/FKKD), Cameroon|
|Destination airport:||Bangui Airport (BGF/FEFF), Central African Republic|
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F-GFVK was sold to Air Afrique in July 1995.
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 Douala Airport to Bangui Airport as the crow flies is 972 km (607 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.