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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173655
Last updated: 23 September 2021
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Time:c. 18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-200F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Bujumbura International Airport (BJM/HBBA) -   Burundi
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Bujumbura International Airport (BJM/HBBA)
A Boeing 747-200F cargo plane ran into a blast fence while taxiing to the stand. The left hand outboard, nr. 1, engine was damaged. According to a rough translation from French into English of a contemporary press report (see link #1 for the original French text):

"The director general of the civil aviation authority acknowledges that the incident that occurred last Saturday during the landing of the Boeing 747 brand plane was due to the lack of experience of the new agents responsible for parking the planes in the car park.

Albert Maniratunga indicates that the measure taken as a matter of urgency is to leave these agents assisted by those of SOBUGEA who were in charge of this work until they are experienced. Regarding the measure to replace SOBUGEA agents with those from aeronautics, Albert Maniratunga specifies that it is in the logic of complying with international conventions."


2. (French text)

Revision history:

08-Feb-2015 20:06 harro Added
13-Jun-2016 12:40 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]
27-Jan-2021 20:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Narrative]

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