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Last updated: 22 September 2018
Date:Friday 15 January 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-321C
Operator:Air Afrique
Registration: YR-ABM
C/n / msn: 19272/578
First flight: 1967
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B (HK)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport (ABJ) (   Cote d'Ivoire)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Cotonou Airport (COO/DBBB), Benin
Destination airport:Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport (ABJ/DIAP), Cote d'Ivoire
Flightnumber: 153
The aircraft undershot runway 21 by 30 m after an ILS approach, causing the main gear to collapse.


» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/93 (#16)
» Scramble 165/8


photo of Boeing 707-321C YR-ABM
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YR-ABM was later leased to Air Afrique.
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Cotonou Airport to Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport as the crow flies is 705 km (441 miles).

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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