Accident description
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 24 July 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 802 Viscount
Operator:Transtel
Registration: 3D-OHM
C/n / msn: 162
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:N'Djamena Airport (NDJ) (   Chad)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:N'Djamena Airport (NDJ/FTTJ), Chad
Destination airport:Lome Airport (LFW/DXXX), Togo
Narrative:
The pilot aborted the takeoff from N'Djamena Airport runway 23 around the VR speed. The Viscount ran off the side of the runway, causing substantial damage to the propellers, the nr.1 and nr.3 engines.
The airplane was heading back to Transtel's base in Lomé after completing a contract for the Tchadian government.
Even though the plane was written off by the insurance company, efforts were made to restore it to flying condition. Just before it was to be in flying condition again, a soldier sleeping under the wing accidently fired his gun, puncturing one of the fuel tanks.


Sources:
» Ali Hammoud
» ICAO Adrep
» Michel/Scramble


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Distance from N'Djamena Airport to Lome Airport as the crow flies is 1642 km (1026 miles).

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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