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Accident description
Last updated: 13 October 2015
Date:Monday 1 May 2006
Type:de Havilland Canada DHC-7-102
Operating for:United Nations - UN
Leased from:Trans Capital Air
Registration: C-GLPP
C/n / 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
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane 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


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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.
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