Accident Hawker Siddeley HS-748-232 Srs. 2A TR-LFW, Tuesday 8 June 2004
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Date:Tuesday 8 June 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Siddeley HS-748-232 Srs. 2A
Owner/operator:Gabon Express
Registration: TR-LFW
MSN: 1611
Year of manufacture:1967
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Dart 534-2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 30
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:off Libreville Airport (LBV) -   Gabon
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Libreville Airport (LBV/FOOL)
Destination airport:Franceville/Mvengue Airport (MVB/FOON)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Gabon Express flight 221 departed Libreville at 09:11 for a domestic flight to Franceville. It is reported that a loss of oil pressure in the no. 2 engine forced the crew to shut down the engine. They decided to return to the airport. On the approach the undercarriage would not extend because of problems with the hydraulics. The HS-748 overflew the runway and the pilot ditched the plane some 100 m offshore.


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Other occurrences involving this aircraft

28 July 1999 TN-AGA Air Espace 0 near Brazzaville sub


  • 11th worst accident in 2004
  • 19th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 19th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) Edzang; off Libreville Airport (LBV/FOOL); 26 June 2004

photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Lanseria Airport (HLA); November 2003

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