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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Saturday 29 July 2017
Time:09:10
Type:Antonov An-74TK-100
Operator:Cavok Air
Registration: UR-CKC
C/n / msn: 36547095905
First flight: 1992
Engines: 2 Lotarev D-36
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:São Tomé Island Airport (TMS) (   Sao Tome and Principe)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:São Tomé Island Airport (TMS/FPST), Sao Tome and Principe
Destination airport:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA), Ghana
Narrative:
An Antonov 74TK-100 cargo plane was damaged beyond repair in an accident at São Tomé Island Airport (TMS), São Tomé and Príncipe.
The aircraft suffered a bird strikes during the takeoff roll on runway 29 (2190 m long) and the flight crew aborted takeoff. The aircraft failed to stop on the remaining runway and went down an embankment, coming to rest next to the perimeter fence. The forward fuselage broke just in front of the wings. The thrust reverser on the no.1 engine was stowed and on the no.2 engine the reverser was deployed. There was no fire.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AIB Nigeria
Status: Investigation ongoing

Classification:

Bird strike
Runway excursion

Sources:
» NBAAI Ukraine

METAR Weather report:
08:00 UTC / 08:00 local time:
FPST 290800Z 17004KT 9999 SCT025 25/20 Q1016 NOSIG

10:00 UTC / 10:00 local time:
FPST 291000Z 14013KT 9999 FEW025 SCT040 27/21 Q1015 NOSIG


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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 São Tomé Island Airport to Accra-Kotoka Airport as the crow flies is 955 km (597 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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