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

Date & Time: Jul 29, 2017 at 0910 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
UR-CKC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
São Tomé – Ghardaïa – Luxembourg – Stavanger
MSN:
36547095905
YOM:
1992
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
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.

Crash of a Beechcraft 1900C-1 off Sao Tomé: 1 killed

Date & Time: Apr 7, 2013 at 1613 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZS-PHL
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Johannesburg - Windhoek - Libreville - Accra - Bamako
MSN:
UC-74
YOM:
1989
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Pilot was performing a delivery flight from Johannesburg to Bamako, Mali, with intermediate stops in Windhoek, Libreville and Accra. While approaching Libreville, pilot decided to divert to Sao Tome due to poor weather conditions. As it was approaching Sao Tome archipelago, aircraft disappeared from radar screens and crashed into the sea, some 14 km off shore. No trace of the aircraft nor the pilot was found and SAR were suspended. On 16APR, authorities confirmed they did not found any trace of the pilot. Weather was poor over Sao Tomé.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in Santo Antonio: 4 killed

Date & Time: May 23, 2006 at 1822 LT
Registration:
S9-BAL
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Santo Antonio-Santo Antonio
MSN:
648
YOM:
1979
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The aircraft disappeared from radar screens while it was approaching Principe Island coast. The aircraft crashed in sea few km off shore. No survivors were found.

Crash of a Lockheed L-382B-6C Hercules in São Tomé

Date & Time: May 15, 1979
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D2-FAF
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Luanda - São Tomé
MSN:
4176
YOM:
1966
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After touchdown at São Tomé Airport, the four engine airplane was unable to stop within the remaining distance, overran and came to rest. All five occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Douglas C-54D-10-DC Skymaster in São Tomé: 23 killed

Date & Time: Nov 22, 1962
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
7502
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Luanda – São Tomé – Lisbon
MSN:
10773
YOM:
1945
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
33
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
23
Circumstances:
The airplane was completing a flight from Luanda to Lisbon with an intermediate stop at São Tomé. After takeoff, while climbing in heavy rain falls, the airplane stalled and crashed few km from the airfield. All four crew members and 19 passengers (all civilians) were killed while 14 other occupants were injured. It is believed the aircraft was overloaded at the time of the accident.