Date & Time: Jun 8, 2004 at 0938 LT
Type of aircraft:
Avro 748
Operator:
Registration:
TR-LFW
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Libreville-Port Gentil-Franceville
MSN:
1611
YOM:
1967
Flight number:
GBE221
Country:
Gabon
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
26
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
19
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Léon M'Ba airport, Libreville, while making a flight to Franceville via Port Gentil, the pilot informed ATC about technical problem and decided to return to airport. The aircraft crashed into the sea, few hundred meters offshore. The accident was caused by hydraulic failure.