Flugunfall 23 APR 1998 einer Shorts 330-100 TR-LEM - La Lope
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Datum:Donnerstag 23 April 1998
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic SH33 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts 330-100
Fluggesellschaft:SAFT Gabon
Kennzeichen: TR-LEM
Werknummer: SH.3075
Baujahr: 1981
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-45R
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 13
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 16
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:La Lope (   Gabun)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Libreville Airport (LBV/FOOL), Gabun
Flug nach:Booue Airport (BGB/FOGB), Gabun
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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photo of Shorts-330-100-G-BIYG
accident date: 23-04-1998
type: Shorts 330-100
registration: G-BIYG

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 Libreville Airport to Booue Airport as the crow flies is 288 km (180 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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