Accident description
Last updated: 25 July 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 3 August 1997
Time:17:48
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-242C
Operator:Air Afrique
Registration: TU-TAV
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: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Douala Airport (DLA) (   Cameroon) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Douala Airport (DLA/FKKD), Cameroon
Destination airport:Bangui Airport (BGF/FEFF), Central African Republic
Flightnumber: 816
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.

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep
» PANA


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photo of Boeing 737-242C F-GFVK
F-GFVK was sold to Air Afrique in July 1995.
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Map
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.
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