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Crash of an Antonov AN-26-100 off Abidjan: 4 killed

Date & Time: Oct 14, 2017 at 0830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ER-AVB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
3204
YOM:
1975
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Abidjan-Félix Houphouët-Boigny Airport, while climbing in marginal weather conditions, the airplane stalled and crashed on a beach before coming to rest in shallow water. Six occupants were rescued while four crew members were killed, among them both pilots, all Moldovan citizens. The crew was performing a special cargo flight on behalf of the French Army, carrying materials intended to the 'Barkhane' anti-terrorist operation. Weather conditions were poor at the time of the accident with thunderstorm activity, rain falls and strong winds. It was also reported that the accident occurred during landing. Development will follow.

Crash of an Airbus A310 off Abidjan: 169 killed

Date & Time: Jan 30, 2000 at 2109 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-BEN
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Abidjan - Lagos - Nairobi
MSN:
426
YOM:
1986
Flight number:
KQ431
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
10
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
169
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
169
Captain / Total flying hours:
8663
Captain / Total hours on type:
1664.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
7295
Copilot / Total hours on type:
5768
Aircraft flight hours:
58115
Aircraft flight cycles:
15026

Crash of a Beechcraft Super King Air 200 in Abidjan: 8 killed

Date & Time: Jun 26, 1998 at 1940 LT
Registration:
ZS-MSL
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Luanda-Lomé-Abidjan
MSN:
BB-0815
YOM:
1981
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Captain / Total flying hours:
1512
Captain / Total hours on type:
201.00

Crash of a Douglas DC-9 in Abidjan

Date & Time: Apr 12, 1997 at 1350 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9G-ACM
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Accra - Abidjan
MSN:
47755
YOM:
1978
Flight number:
GH560
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
97
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Boeing 767 in Moroni: 125 killed

Date & Time: Nov 23, 1996 at 1515 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ET-AIZ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Addis Ababa - Nairobi - Brazzaville - Lagos - Abidjan
MSN:
23916
YOM:
1987
Flight number:
ET961
Region:
Crew on board:
12
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
163
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
125

Crash of a Fokker F27 in Abidjan: 17 killed

Date & Time: Jun 26, 1994 at 1941 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TU-TIP
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
San Pedro-Abidjan
MSN:
10577
YOM:
1978
Flight number:
VU777
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
14
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
17

Crash of a Boeing 707-379C in Abidjan: 50 killed

Date & Time: Jan 3, 1987 at 0145 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PP-VJK
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Abidjan - Rio de Janeiro
MSN:
19822
YOM:
1968
Flight number:
RG797
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
12
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
39
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
50
Circumstances:
About 20 minutes after takeoff from Abidjan-Port-Bouet Airport, while cruising over the Atlantic Ocean, the fire alarm on engine n°1 sounded. As the fuel temperature was abnormally high, it was decided to shut down the engine. The captain declared an emergency and was cleared to return. On approach, he was cleared to land on runway 03 but preferred to land on runway 21 that was equipped with an ILS system. After completing a back circuit by night but in relative good visibility, the airplane passed over the Abidjan VOR then the pilot-in-command initiated a left turn when the stall warning sounded. While completing a left turn in a flaps and landing gear up configuration, the airplane banked left, stalled and crashed in the forest of Akakro located about 10 km northeast of Abidjan Airport, near the city of Bingerville. A passenger was seriously injured while 50 other occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the fire alarm on engine n°1 also sounded during the first leg from Rio to Abidjan. A check was conducted by Air Afrique technicians who confirmed this was a false alarm. During the last turn completed by a moonless night and without any visual contacts with the ground, the pilot-in-command lost control of the airplane after suffering a spatial disorientation.

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 60 in Tabou

Date & Time: Jul 25, 1986
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TU-TIF
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tabou - Abidjan
MSN:
10573
YOM:
1978
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
26
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
7399
Aircraft flight cycles:
9442
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll at Tabou Airport, one of the nose gear tyre burst. The crew decided to abandon the takeoff procedure and initiated an emergency braking maneuver. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the aircraft overran and came to rest few dozen meters further. All 29 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Takeoff was rejected following a tyre failure.

Crash of a Rockwell Grand Commander 690B in the Atlantic Ocean: 2 killed

Date & Time: Dec 5, 1984
Operator:
Registration:
ZS-JRF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Windhoek – Abidjan
MSN:
690-11491
YOM:
1978
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was in charge to deliver the aircraft in Europe and departed Windhoek bound for Abidjan. While cruising over the water, the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in the Atlantic Ocean. No trace of the aircraft nor the crew was found.
Probable cause:
Due to lack of evidences, the cause of the accident could not be determined.