Accident Antonov An-24B ER-AFT, Friday 17 January 2003
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Date:Friday 17 January 2003
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-24B
Owner/operator:Aerocom
Registration: ER-AFT
MSN: 89901508
Year of manufacture:1968
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near Ndjolé -   Gabon
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Brazzaville-Maya Maya Airport (BZV/FCBB)
Destination airport:Douala Airport (DLA/FKKD)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
The Antonov, owned by a company from Cameroon, was registered in Moldova. The aircraft had been leased to the Congolese company Pont Aviation Limited, but the contract was cancelled after the company ran into financial difficulties and the Antonov was to be transferred to another Congolese company. Over Gabon the navigation equipment failed. The pilot circled the town of Ndjolé four times, and on the fifth he crashed into a wooded hillside.

Sources:

AFP
Al-Bawaba
ANP
ICAO Adrep
Scramble 325

Statistics

  • 35th worst accident in 2003
  • 59th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 53rd worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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