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Accident description
Last updated: 19 March 2018
Date:Friday 26 June 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Operating for:United Nations - UN
Leased from:Federal Aviation
Registration: ZS-MSL
C/n / msn: BB-815
First flight: 1981
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Abidjan Airport (ABJ) (   Cote d'Ivoire)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Lome Airport (LFW/DXXX), Togo
Destination airport:Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport (ABJ/DIAP), Cote d'Ivoire
Crashed on approach to Abidjan, Ivory Coast.



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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 Lome Airport to Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport as the crow flies is 579 km (362 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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