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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 28 February 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-DO (DC-4)
Operator:Air Afrique
Registration: TT-DAA
C/n / msn: 3096
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) from Fort-Archambault Airport (SRH) (   Chad)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Fort-Archambault Airport (SRH/FTTH), Chad
Narrative:
The freighter aircraft crashed into the ground, 2,5 miles short of the runway of Fort-Archambault (now Sarh) Airport when the pilot believed he was at 500 feet.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Radio altimeter inoperative; faulty reading of altimeter possible due to pilot fatigue.



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