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Last updated: 25 May 2019
Statuts:Préliminaire
Date:vendredi 19 décembre 2003
Heure:18:44
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-3Y0
Compagnie:Air Gabon
Immatriculation: TR-LFZ
Numéro de série: 23750/1431
Année de Fabrication: 1987-08-10 (16 years 5 months)
Moteurs: 2 CFMI CFM56-3B1
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 125
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 131
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Libreville Airport (LBV) (   Gabon)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Franceville/Mvengue Airport (MVB/FOON), Gabon
Aéroport de destination:Libreville Airport (LBV/FOOL), Gabon
Numéro de vol: 471
Détails:
Weather at Libreville Airport was poor with rainshowers around the airport. According to passenger statements Flight 471 circled the airport for about 30 minutes before trying to land. The Boeing 737 touched down on runway 16, a 3000 m (9843 ft) asphalt runway.
From the data, it appears that, after touchdown, the left engine throttle lever was advanced in the forward thrust direction, while the right engine reverser was deployed and subsequently deactivated. The forward thrust from the left engine overpowered the brakes, resulting in the airplane exiting the departure end of the runway at a speed over 100 kts. The 737 crashed through the airport boundary fence before coming to rest a few 100 m past the end of the runway. The airplane was reportedly damaged beyond repair.
There is no indication on the CVR that the crew was initiating a go-around.

Sources:
» AFP
» Final Report on the accident on 8 July 2006 in Irkutsk, to the Airbus 310-324 registered F-OGYP, operated by OAO Aviakompania Sibir / Interstate Aviation Committee


Photos

photo of Boeing-737-3Y0-EC-GEQ
accident date: 19-12-2003
type: Boeing 737-3Y0
registration: EC-GEQ
 

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Franceville/Mvengue Airport et Libreville Airport est de 503 km (315 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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