Narrative:Weather conditions were favourable as the Boeing 727 approached Asmara. However, after some rainfall the 3000m/9842 feet asphalt runway 25 was still wet. After touchdown the airplane did not decelerate as expected and overran the runway. The main landing gear failed after colliding with a large block of concrete.
|Date:||Wednesday 1 August 2001|
|C/n / msn:|| 21845/1529|
|First flight:|| 1979-09-17 (21 years 11 months)|
|Engines:|| 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17R|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 107|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 111 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Asmara International Airport (ASM) (Eritrea)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||San'a International Airport (SAH/ODSN), Yemen|
|Destination airport:||Asmara International Airport (ASM/HAAY), Eritrea|
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Yemenia Boeing 727 7O-ACW originally flew for Yemenia with registration mark 4W-ACG
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 San'a International Airport to Asmara International Airport as the crow flies is 566 km (354 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.