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Last updated: 23 January 2021
Datum:Sonntag 3 August 1997
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-242C
Fluggesellschaft:Air Afrique
Kennzeichen: TU-TAV
Werknummer: 19848/157
Baujahr: 1969-04-15 (28 years 4 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 106
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 114
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Douala Airport (DLA) (   Kamerun)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Douala Airport (DLA/FKKD), Kamerun
Flug nach:Bangui Airport (BGF/FEFF), Zentralafrika
Flugnummer: 816
The takeoff from runway 30 was abandoned following a tire burst at 110 knots. The aircraft skidded off the runway into shrubs and was engulfed in smoke when coming to rest 130 m past the runway. Both engines and the left main gear were torn off in the crash sequence.

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photo of Boeing-737-242C-F-GFVK
accident date: 03-08-1997
type: Boeing 737-242C
registration: F-GFVK

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Douala Airport to Bangui Airport as the crow flies is 972 km (607 miles).

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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