Date & Time: Aug 3, 1997 at 1748 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Douala – Bangui – N’Djamena
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
During the takeoff roll on runway 23 at Douala Airport, at a speed of 110 knots, the crew noted a loud bang and decided to abort. The crew initiated an emergency braking procedure but the aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran, lost its undercarriage and both engines before coming to rest 130 metres further, bursting into flames. All 114 occupants were evacuated, among them 20 were slightly injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
Rejected takeoff after a tyre burst on the left main gear.