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Crash of an Antonov AN-72P off Kribi

Date & Time: Jul 30, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
032
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Malabo – Bata
MSN:
36576096926
YOM:
1992
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route from Malabo to Bata, the crew encountered poor weather conditions when the airplane crashed in unknown circumstances into the sea few km off Kribi, South Cameroon. All seven occupants were rescued while the aircraft sank and was lost.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan I in N'Gaoundéré: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 10, 2013 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TT-BAU
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moundou - Douala
MSN:
208-0045
YOM:
1985
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Single engine aircraft was on its way from Moundou (Chad) to Douala (Cameroon) with three passengers and two crew for CotonTchad, the Chadian National Coton Company (Société Cotonnière du Tchad). En route, crew informed ATC about engine problems and diverted to N'Gaoundéré Airport. On final approach, aircraft stalled and crashed in a marshy field short of runway. All five occupants were injured, both crew seriously. Few hours later, captain died from his injuries. Aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Boeing 737-800 near Douala: 114 killed

Date & Time: May 5, 2007 at 0008 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-KYA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Abidjan - Douala - Nairobi
MSN:
35069/2079
YOM:
2006
Flight number:
KQ507
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
108
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
114
Captain / Total flying hours:
8682
Captain / Total hours on type:
158.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
831
Copilot / Total hours on type:
57
Aircraft flight hours:
2100
Aircraft flight cycles:
734
Circumstances:
During the night of 4th May 2007, the B737-800, registration 5Y-KYA, operating as flight KQA507 from Abidjan international Airport, Ivory Coast, to the Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi (Kenya), made a scheduled stop-over at the Douala international Airport. The weather was stormy. Shortly after takeoff at about 1,000 feet, the aircraft entered into a slow right roll that increased continuously and eventually ended up in a spiral dive. On the 5th May 2007 at approximately 0008LT, the airplane crashed in a mangrove swamp located south-southeast of Douala. All 114 occupants on board were killed and the airplane was completely destroyed.
Probable cause:
The airplane crashed after loss of control by the crew as a result of spatial disorientation (non recognized or subtle type transitioning to recognized spatial disorientation), after a long slow roll, during which no instrument scanning was done, and in the absence of external visual references in a dark night. Inadequate operational control, lack of crew coordination, coupled with the non-adherence to procedures of flight monitoring, confusion in the utilization of the AP, have also contributed to cause this situation.
Final Report:

Crash of an Antonov AN-74 in Kousséri: 6 killed

Date & Time: Apr 23, 2006 at 0455 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UR-74038
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Sebha-N'Djamena
MSN:
36547097933
YOM:
1998
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The aircraft was making a cargo flight from Sebha (Libya) to N'Djamena on behalf of the Libyan Air Force with a crew of 6 and food aid to Chad. Upon arrival, the crew informed ATC about technical problem and few minutes later, the aircraft crashed in an open field located on the opposite side of N'Djamena, on the Cameroon territory, near the city of Kousseri. All six occupants were killed and the aircraft was totally destroyed upon impact.

Crash of an Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante in Douala

Date & Time: Oct 1, 2004
Operator:
Registration:
ZS-OWO
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Douala - Yaoundé
MSN:
110-311
YOM:
1981
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft lost directional control on takeoff and veered off runway before coming to rest on adjacent runway. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The control was lost after the left engine failed.

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Cheyenne in Kousséri: 3 killed

Date & Time: Feb 14, 2001 at 2300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TJ-AIQ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Douala-N'Djamena
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3

Crash of a Boeing 737-200 in Douala

Date & Time: Aug 3, 1997 at 1748 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TU-TAV
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Douala-Bangui-N\\'Djamena
MSN:
19848
YOM:
1969
Flight number:
RK816
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
106
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Boeing 737-200 in Douala: 71 killed

Date & Time: Dec 3, 1995 at 2244 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TJ-CBE
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cotonou-Douala-Yaoundé
MSN:
23386
YOM:
1985
Flight number:
UY3701
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
71
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
71