Narrative:The Yakovlev 40, owned by the Kotlas Joint Civil Aviation Enterprise, operated on behalf of GEASA on a passenger flight to Malabo. Weather conditions at Malabo were not favourable: rain, visibility 3 km. At a height of 200 m the captain observed the runway lights and continued the approach. However, due to strong precipitation visual contact with the runway was lost. Instead of initiating a go-around the captain decided to continue. The crew was able to see the runway again after descending further. At a height of 10 m the reverse thrust was activated. The airplane eventually touched down 400-500 m prior to the runway end. The Yak-40 overran the runway and came to rest 120 m past the threshold.
» On the aviation incident with the aircraft Yak-40 RA 87956 / Ministry of Transport letter 11.01.99 no.22.10-18
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Distance from Douala Airport to Malabo-Santa Isabel Airport as the crow flies is 115 km (72 miles).