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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Thursday 9 October 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7C
Operator:T & G Aviation
Registration: N5903
C/n / msn: 45071/742
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR) (   Senegal)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR/GOOY), Senegal
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Smoke was seen coming from the no. 3 engine during takeoff, followed by a no. 4 engine fire alarm after gear retraction. The no. 4 engine was stopped and the propeller feathered. The DC-7 lost altitude and ditched off Dakar.

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» Aviation Letter 240


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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