Flugunfall 26 DEC 1974 einer Grumman American G-1159 Gulfstream II 5V-TAA - Lome Airport (LFW)
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Datum:Donnerstag 26 Dezember 1974
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic GLF2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman American G-1159 Gulfstream II
Fluggesellschaft:Togo Government
Kennzeichen: 5V-TAA
Werknummer: 149
Baujahr: 1974
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Lome Airport (LFW) (   Togo)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Official state flight
Flug von:Niamey Airport (NIM/DRRN), Niger
Flug nach: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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