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Last updated: 20 September 2019
Datum:vrijdag 19 december 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-3Y0
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air Gabon
Registratie: TR-LFZ
Constructienummer: 23750/1431
Bouwjaar: 1987-08-10 (16 years 5 months)
Motoren: 2 CFMI CFM56-3B1
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 125
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 131
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Libreville Airport (LBV) (   Gabon)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Franceville/Mvengue Airport (MVB/FOON), Gabon
Vliegveld van aankomst:Libreville Airport (LBV/FOOL), Gabon
Vluchtnummer: 471
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.

» 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


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

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 Franceville/Mvengue Airport en Libreville Airport bedraagt 503 km (315 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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