Runway excursion Accident Shorts 330-100 TR-LEM,
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Date:Thursday 23 April 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic SH33 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Shorts 330-100
Owner/operator:SAFT Gabon
Registration: TR-LEM
MSN: SH.3075
Year of manufacture:1981
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-45R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:La Lope -   Gabon
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Libreville Airport (LBV/FOOL)
Destination airport:Booue Airport (BGB/FOGB)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Bad weather at Booue forced the crew to divert to La Lope. The landing roll appeared to be normal, but the plane overran the runway, eventually colliding with a rock. This caused serious damage to the nose, fuselage and landing gears.

The registration of the accident airplane has also reported to have been TR-LEH.


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Werner Fischdick


photo (c) Elliott Greenman, via Werner Fischdick; Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT); May 1991

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