ASN Aircraft accident Grumman American G-1159 Gulfstream II 5V-TAA Lome Airport (LFW)
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Date:Thursday 26 December 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLF2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman American G-1159 Gulfstream II
Operator:Togo Government
Registration: 5V-TAA
MSN: 149
First flight: 1974
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lome Airport (LFW) (   Togo)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Official state flight
Departure airport:Niamey Airport (NIM/DRRN), Niger
Destination airport:Lome Airport (LFW/DXXX), Togo
A Gulfstream II corporate jet, the presidential jet of Togo President Gnassingbé Eyadéma, was damaged beyond repair in a fatal accident near Lome Airport (LFW). Three crew members were killed but all three passengers survived.
The corporate jet was returning from Niamey Airport (NIM) where it had taken Niger President Seyni Kountche.
In January 1974 Togo President Gnassingbé Eyadéma had lost his Presidential Douglas C-47 in an accident.

» Toledo Blade - Dec 29, 1974


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Distance from Niamey Airport to Lome Airport as the crow flies is 815 km (510 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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