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Datum:dinsdag 27 april 1993
Tijd:22:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Zambian Air Force
Registratie: AF-319
Constructienummer: 69
Bouwjaar: 1975
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 25 / inzittenden: 25
Totaal:slachtoffers: 30 / inzittenden: 30
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:van Libreville Airport (LBV) (   Gabon)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Libreville Airport (LBV/FOOL), Gabon
Vliegveld van aankomst:Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport (ABJ/DIAP), Ivoorkust
Beschrijving:
The Zambian national football team had to play a World cup qualification match against the Senegal national team. In order to transport the team and officials to Dakar, a Zambian Air Force plane was prepared. The DHC-5 Buffalo, AF-319, had not been flying from December 21, 1992 to April 21, 1993 so test flights were carried out on April 22 and April 26. On April 26 both the A and B checks were carried out revealing certain defects such as carbon particles in the engine and in speed decreased gearbox oil filters, disconnected or unbridled cables and trace of heating. The Buffalo departed Lusaka, for Dakar with planned intermediate stops at Brazzaville, Libreville and Abidjan. After refuelling at Libreville, the aircraft took-off at 22:44 hours, one hour and 45 minutes late. Shortly afterwards the left engine failed. The plane headed out over sea and lost altitude until it struck the water 500 m offshore. An investigation conducted by the Gabonese Ministry of Defence suggested that the pilot shut down the remaining right-hand engine causing the plane to lose all power. The report, released in November 2003, also said that the pilot was tired, having just flown back from Mauritius the previous day.

Bronnen:
» Air Safety Week 3 May 1993 (p.5)
» Flight International 6-12 April 1993 (p.35)
» The Post (Lusaka)


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Libreville Airport en Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport bedraagt 1567 km (979 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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