Narrative:The Hercules transport plane departed N'Djamena on a supply flight to Abéché where a number of Chadian troops were stationed. The airport at Abéché was closed at 18:00 but the Hercules arrived half an hour later. Reportedly the airplane left the runway, crashing into trees 150-200 m past the runway.
|Date:||11 JUN 2006|
|Type:||Lockheed C-130H Hercules|
|Operator:||Force Aérienne Tchadienne|
|C/n / msn:|| 5141|
|First flight:|| 1988|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Abéché Airport (AEH) (Chad)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||N'Djamena Airport (NDJ/FTTJ), Chad|
|Destination airport:||Abéché Airport (AEH/FTTC), Chad|
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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 Abéché Airport as the crow flies is 654 km (409 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.