Date & Time: Feb 11, 2013 at 0730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Casa-Nurtanio CN235 (IPTN)
Landing (descent or approach)
Conakry - Monrovia
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft was carrying an official delegation of senior officials of the Guinea Air Force to Monrovia. On final approach to Roberts Airport, aircraft crashed in a wooded area located near Charlesville, some four km short of runway. All 11 occupants were killed and aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire. Among the passengers was General Souleymane Kéléfa Diallo, Guinea army chief of staff. Delegation was flying to Monrovia to take part to the celebration of the Liberia Army forces anniversary.
In July 2013, the investigation board confirmed that the accident resulted of multiple errors committed by the pilots who did not carry sufficient attention to the flight and the landing procedure. Investigators also concluded that the flight crew was tired, which was considered as a contributory factor because his faculties and capacities were reduced.