Accident Grumman American G-1159 Gulfstream II 5V-TAA, Thursday 26 December 1974
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Date:Thursday 26 December 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLF2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Grumman American G-1159 Gulfstream II
Owner/operator:Togo Government
Registration: 5V-TAA
MSN: 149
Year of manufacture:1974
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Lome Airport (LFW) -   Togo
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Niamey Airport (NIM/DRRN)
Destination airport:Lome Airport (LFW/DXXX)
A Gulfstream II corporate jet, the presidential jet of Togo President Gnassingbé Eyadéma, was damaged beyond repair in a fatal accident near Lome Airport (LFW). Three crew members were killed but all three passengers survived.
The corporate jet was returning from Niamey Airport (NIM) where it had taken Niger President Seyni Kountche.
In January 1974 Togo President Gnassingbé Eyadéma had lost his Presidential Douglas C-47 in an accident.


Toledo Blade - Dec 29, 1974


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