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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 23 April 1998
Time:08:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic SH33 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts 330-100
Operator:SAFT Gabon
Registration: TR-LEM
C/n / msn: SH.3075
First flight: 1981
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-45R
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:La Lope (   Gabon)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Libreville Airport (LBV/FOOL), Gabon
Destination airport:Booue Airport (BGB/FOGB), Gabon
Narrative:
Bad weather at Booue forced the crew to divert to La Lope. The landing roll appeared to be normal, but the plane overran the runway, eventually colliding with a rock. This caused serious damage to the nose, fuselage and landing gears.

The registration of the accident airplane has also reported to have been TR-LEH.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep
» Werner Fischdick


Photos

photo of Shorts 330-100 G-BIYG
G-BIYG was later sold to SAFT Gabon
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Map
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 Libreville Airport to Booue Airport as the crow flies is 288 km (180 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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