Narrative:Taxiing to the runway for a departure to Paris, the left main gear unsafe alarm sounded. The crew elected to return to the parking area. While taxiing back, the left main gear retracted, causing the no. 1 engine to strike the ground. A fire broke out in the vicinity of this engine and the aircraft was quickly evacuated.
|Status:||Preliminary - official|
|Date:||Saturday 12 February 2000|
|C/n / msn:|| 282|
|First flight:|| 1983-10-13 (16 years 4 months)|
|Total airframe hrs:||38400|
|Engines:|| 2 General Electric CF6-50C2|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 171|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 182 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR) (Senegal)
|Phase:|| Taxi (TXI)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR/GOOY), Senegal|
|Destination airport:||Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG), France|
PROBABLE CAUSE: A crossing of the flexible tubing of the hydraulic connection controlling the locking of the left gear.
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Distance from Dakar-Yoff Airport to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport as the crow flies is 4202 km (2627 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.