ASN Aircraft accident Beechcraft 200 Super King Air F-GLIF Arlit Airport (RLT)
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Tuesday 27 April 2010
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Operator:Trans Hélicoptère Service - THS
Registration: F-GLIF
MSN: BB-192
First flight: 1974
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Arlit Airport (RLT) (   Niger)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Niamey Airport (NIM/DRRN), Niger
Destination airport:Arlit Airport (RLT/DRZL), Niger
The Beechcraft 200 Super King Air landed short of the runway at Arlit, Niger. The undercarriage collapsed and the airplane slid onto the runway before coming to rest.
A storm was approaching at the time of the accident. Visibility was limited due to blowing sand.

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Distance from Niamey Airport to Arlit Airport as the crow flies is 804 km (503 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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