Narrative: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 the ground, bounced and broke up in a suburb of Bangui.
|Date:||Thursday 4 July 2002|
|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:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (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 plane was reportedly chartered by the Congolese airline Prestige Airlines.
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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 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.