Antonov 26 crash Abidjan 14 OCT 2017

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Antonov 26 crash Abidjan 14 OCT 2017


Post by Les Nessman » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:15 am

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Re: Antonov 26 crash Abidjan 14 OCT 2017


Post by Raffles » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:26 am

The Daily Mail always gets it wrong first time round :stupid4: but I see they have corrected some of the gibberish they initially wrote.

The plane was based at OUA. I suspect they encountered a microburst on approach, or simply got disoriented.

From ASN :

Status: Preliminary
Date: Saturday 14 October 2017
Time: ca 08:30
Type: Antonov An-26-100


Operator: Valan International Cargo Charter
Registration: ER-AVB
C/n / msn: 3204
First flight: 1975
Crew: Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Passengers: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total: Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: off Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport (ABJ) ( Cote d'Ivoire)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature: Cargo
Departure airport: Ouagadougou Airport (OUA/DFFD), Burkina Faso
Destination airport: Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport (ABJ/DIAP), Cote d'Ivoire
An Antonov An-26-100 cargo plane impacted the shoreline, while on final approach to runway 03 at Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport, Cote d'Ivoire. The aircraft came down in the sea, about 650 meters short of the threshold of runway 03. The aircraft broke in three upon impact.
The aircraft was chartered by the French Army. On board were six Moldovan crew members and four French army personnel, part of the anti-terrorist operation Barkhane. Four crew members died in the accident.

Weather reports indicate that a thunderstorm was passing the airport at the time of the accident.

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