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Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 5 February 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ55 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 55
Operator:Aero France
Registration: F-GDHR
C/n / msn: 55-070
First flight: 1982
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-3A-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Jakiri (   Cameroon)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Brazzaville-Maya Maya Airport (BZV/FCBB), Congo
Destination airport:Tamanrasset Airport (TMR/DAAT), Algeria
Narrative:
Crashed in a mountainous area from an altitude of 11900 m. One of the passengers was French senior official Michel Baroin. He was returning to France after meeting with Congolese president Denis Sassou-Nguesso.

Sources:
» La disparition de M. Michel Baroin Les circonstances de l'accident d'avion demeurent inexpliquées (Le Monde 8-2-1987)


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Distance from Brazzaville-Maya Maya Airport to Tamanrasset Airport as the crow flies is 3178 km (1986 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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