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Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 100 in Dori: 3 killed

Date & Time: Aug 15, 1991
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
J5-GBB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kano - Bamako - Bissau
MSN:
10119
YOM:
1959
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The aircraft already completed other rotations that day between Bamako and Kano and was returning empty, carrying three Palestinian crew members. En route from Kano to Bamako at dusk, the crew lost his orientation and was unable to report his position. For unknown reasons, he failed to contact Ouagadougou and Niamey ACC. After few dozen minutes, the captain decided to attempt an emergency landing in Dori when the right wing struck a tree and was torn off. Out of control, the aircraft crashed in an open field located few km from Dori Airport. Two occupants were seriously injured while a third crew was killed. The following day, both survivors died from their injuries.
Probable cause:
The crew did not file any flight plan and the accident was the consequence of negligences on part of the crew.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 in Dori

Date & Time: Oct 8, 1988
Operator:
Registration:
XT-AAX
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
490
YOM:
1976
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed on takeoff. There were no casualties.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-18V in Linoghin: 47 killed

Date & Time: Aug 11, 1974
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TZ-ABE
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Bamako - Kano - Mecca - Jeddah - Khartoum - Kano - Bamako
MSN:
181 0033 04
YOM:
1961
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
10
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
50
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
47
Circumstances:
The airplane was engaged in a monthly schedule flight from Bamako to Saudi Arabia. En route from Bamako to Kano, ATC informed the crew about the deterioration of the weather conditions and instructed the pilots to divert to Niamey. In marginal weather conditions, the crew apparently lost his orientation and probably following a navigational error, the airplane flew to the west when the crew realized he was flying over the region of Ouagadougou, about 400 km southwest of Niamey. Shortly later, as he was short of fuel, the crew was forced to attempt an emergency landing when the airplane crashed in an open field located in Linoghin, about 40 km east of Ouagadougou. Two crew members and 11 passengers were injured while 47 other occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The accident was the consequence of a fuel exhaustion caused by probable navigational errors on part of the crew who lost his orientation in poor weather conditions.

Crash of a Douglas C-47A-85-DL in Tenkodogo

Date & Time: May 2, 1950
Registration:
F-OAFP
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Yaoundé – Kano – Algiers – Paris
MSN:
20000
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing a flight from Yaoundé to Paris on behalf of the French Government, carrying Mr. André Soucadaux, High Commissioner of France in Cameroun, his wife and both children and his chief of cabinet. While cruising southeast of Ouagadougou, the crew encountered poor weather conditions and informed ground that he lost his orientation. Eventually, the captain attempted to make an emergency landing in a desert area located near Tenkodogo, about 140 km southeast of Ouagadougou. All 13 occupants were injured and later rescued while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.