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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191186
Last updated: 12 February 2021
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Date:06-JUL-2005
Time:04:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic A332 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A330-203
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-GZCF
C/n / msn: 481
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 196
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Port Harcourt Airport -   Nigeria
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Paris
Destination airport:Port Harcourt Airport
Narrative:
An Air France Airbus A330 (F-GZCF) carrying 196 passengers collided with six cows on landing at Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Flight AF875 landed at 04:30 on a flight from Paris when a herd of cattle crossed the active runway 03/21. Six cows were killed in the incident. The airplane sustained some damage to the nose, causing the continuing flight to be cancelled. The airport was closed for eight hours.

Sources:

https://news.aviation-safety.net/2005/07/06/airbus-330-collides-with-cows-on-landing-at-port-harcourt/


Images:

Photo of F-GZCF courtesy AirHistory.net


Paris - Charles de Gaulle (LFPG / CDG)
22 June 2007; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

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05-Nov-2016 21:00 harro Added

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