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Accident description
Last updated: 26 May 2016
Date:Thursday 4 July 2002
Type:Boeing 707-123B
Operator:New Gomair
Registration: 9XR-IS
C/n / msn: 19335/593
First flight: 1967
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-1-MC6 ?
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 30
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bangui (   Central African Republic)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:N'Djamena Airport (NDJ/FTTJ), Chad
Destination airport:Brazzaville-Maya Maya Airport (BZV/FCBB), Congo
The aircraft departed N'Djamena carrying passengers along with a load of onions and garlic on a flight to Brazzaville. Because of technical problems en route the crew tried to divert to Bangui. On final approach to Bangui, the Boeing descended until it contacted the ground, bounced and broke up in a suburb of Bangui.
The plane was reportedly chartered by the Congolese airline Prestige Airlines.

Forced landing outside airport

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Distance from N'Djamena Airport to Brazzaville-Maya Maya Airport as the crow flies is 1812 km (1133 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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