ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland Canada DHC-7-102 C-GLPP Zwedru Airport
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Date:Monday 1 May 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-7-102
Operating for:United Nations - UN
Leased from:Trans Capital Air
Registration: C-GLPP
MSN: 67
First flight: 1981
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-50
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 37
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 40
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Zwedru Airport (   Liberia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Monrovia-Roberts International Airport (ROB/GLRB), Liberia
Destination airport:Zwedru Airport, Liberia
The DHC-7 was operating under charter agreement with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) for support of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and carried 37 Ethiopian soldiers to Zwedru. The crew conducted a gear up landing at Zwedru. The bottom part of the fuselage, right wing flaps and No 4 engine were damaged as a result.

» Liberia: 40 Peacekeepers Survive Plane Accident (The Inquirer 2-5-2006)
» Statement on the incident involving an UNMIL aircraft in Zwedru (UNMIL 1-5-2006)
» United Nations


photo of DHC-7-102-C-GLPP
accident date: 01-05-2006
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-7-102
registration: C-GLPP
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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