Runway excursion Accident Boeing 737-3Y0 TR-LFZ,
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Date:Friday 19 December 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-3Y0
Owner/operator:Air Gabon
Registration: TR-LFZ
MSN: 23750/1431
Year of manufacture:1987
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-3B1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 131
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Libreville Airport (LBV) -   Gabon
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Franceville/Mvengue Airport (MVB/FOON)
Destination airport:Libreville Airport (LBV/FOOL)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Weather at Libreville Airport was poor with rainshowers around the airport. According to passenger statements Flight 471 circled the airport for about 30 minutes before trying to land. The Boeing 737 touched down on runway 16, a 3000 m (9843 ft) asphalt runway.
From the data, it appears that, after touchdown, the left engine throttle lever was advanced in the forward thrust direction, while the right engine reverser was deployed and subsequently deactivated. The forward thrust from the left engine overpowered the brakes, resulting in the airplane exiting the departure end of the runway at a speed over 100 kts. The 737 crashed through the airport boundary fence before coming to rest a few 100 m past the end of the runway. The airplane was reportedly damaged beyond repair.
There is no indication on the CVR that the crew was initiating a go-around.


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photo (c) Werner Fischdick; Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI); 28 July 2000

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