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Crash of an Antonov AN-74TK-100 in São Tomé

Accident description

  • Jul 29, 2017 at 0910 LT
  • UR-CKC
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Cargo
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • São Tomé – Ghardaïa – Luxembourg – Stavanger
  • 36547095905
  • 1992
  • Sao Tomé, Água Grande
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Africa
  • 6
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • During the takeoff roll on runway 29, a loud sound was heard on the right engine. The captain decided to abandon the takeoff procedure and started an emergency braking maneuver. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the aircraft overran, run down a ravine and came to a halt, broken in two. All six crew members were evacuated, five of them were injured, one seriously. The fuselage broke in two just prior to the wings and the left wing broke in two as well. It appears also that the thrust reverser on the left engine failed to deploy. It was reported that the crew was forced to abandon the takeoff procedure after the aircraft collided with a flock of birds that hit the right engine. It is believed the crew was on his way back to Stavanger via Ghardaia and Luxembourg but this must be confirmed.