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Last updated: 20 April 2018
Fecha:domingo 3 agosto 1997
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-242C
Operador:Air Afrique
Registración: TU-TAV
Numéro de série: 19848/157
Año de Construcción: 1969-04-15 (28 years 4 months)
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 8
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 106
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 114
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Douala Airport (DLA) (   Camerún)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Douala Airport (DLA/FKKD), Camerún
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Bangui Airport (BGF/FEFF), República Centroafricana
Número de Vuelo: 816
The takeoff 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 130 m past the runway. Both engines and the left main gear were torn off in the crash sequence.

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F-GFVK was sold to Air Afrique in July 1995.
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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 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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