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Accident description
Last updated: 20 August 2017
Date:Monday 27 October 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-228F (SCD)
Operator:Cargo B Airlines
Registration: OO-CBA
C/n / msn: 24158/714
First flight: 1988-09-11 (20 years 2 months)
Engines: 4 General Electric CF6-50E2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU) (   Belgium)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR), Belgium
Destination airport:Dakar-Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (DKR/GOOY), Senegal
Tailstrike on takeoff from runway 25R, returned to land.
The airplane was withdrawn from use as a result of the damage and finally scrapped in January 2011.


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OO-CBA withdrawn from use at Brussel following the accident
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Distance from Brussel-Zaventem Airport to Dakar-Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport as the crow flies is 4445 km (2778 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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