Hull-loss description
Last updated: 26 October 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 5 June 1998
Type:Boeing 727-25F
Operator:Aero Zambia
Registration: 5Y-BMW
C/n / msn: 18255/14
First flight: 1963-10-09 (34 years 8 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Asmara International Airport (ASM) (   Eritrea) show on map
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Boeing 727 5Y-BMW was in Asmara delivering "relief supplies" to the Eritrean government when its left hand wing was damaged by a fuel truck in late May 1998. While awaiting repair and some spares to be brought in, the airplane was strafed by a MiG fighter during the June 5th raid and damaged by small calibre gun fire. Wiring damage behind the cockpit was of such nature that the whole area needed to be re-wired. It was decided not to repair the plane. The Boeing was purchased by International Air Parts and was stripped of the engines and other parts. The Eritreans proceeded to cut off the wings and tow it for three kilometers down the main airport road to the Expo site.

Classification:

Sources:
» Gunnar Hillgartner
» International Air Parts
» Scramble 230


Photos

photo of Boeing 727-25F 5Y-BMW
5Y-BMW seen parked here at the Asmara Expo site, December 2000
photo of Boeing 727-25F 5Y-BMW
5Y-BMW seen parked here at the Asmara Expo site, December 2000
photo of Boeing 727-25F 5Y-BMW
5Y-BMW seen parked here at the Asmara Expo site, December 2000
photo of Boeing 727-25F 5Y-BMW
5Y-BMW seen parked here at the Asmara Expo site, December 2000
photo of Boeing 727-25F 5Y-BMW
5Y-BMW seen parked here at the Asmara Expo site, December 2000
photo of Boeing 727-25F N8104N
N8104N was sold to Kenya as 5Y-BMW in December 1997.
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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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