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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Wednesday 17 May 2000
Time:09:47
Type:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900C-1
Operator:Avirex
Registration: TR-LFK
C/n / msn: UC-133
First flight: 1990
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65B
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) NE of Moanda Airport (MFF) (   Gabon)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Libreville Airport (LBV/FOOL), Gabon
Destination airport:Moanda Airport (MFF/FOOD), Gabon
Narrative:
The local Gabonese Power Supply Company (S.E.E.G.) chartered a Beechcraft 1900 plane from the Avirex company for a flight from Libreville to Moanda.
Last contact with the flight was when the flight was cleared to 4100 feet. The aircraft was later found to have crashed on approach to runway 14; weather included fog and mist.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep
» L'Union, 19 May 2000
» Nick Charlemagne


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Distance from Libreville Airport to Moanda Airport as the crow flies is 480 km (300 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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