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Last updated: 17 September 2021
Datum:Sonntag 25 September 1983
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-336C
Fluggesellschaft:RN Cargo
Kennzeichen: 5N-ARO
Werknummer: 18924/448
Baujahr: 1965
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC) (   Ghana)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
Flug von:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria
Flug nach:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA), Ghana
The aircraft landed at Accra after a flight from Lagos and caught fire while taxiing to the platform. Sabotage is suspected as an incendiary device with a slow burning fuse found in charred remains of the aircraft.

» Aviation Letter 204


photo of Boeing-707-336C-5N-ARO
accident date: 25-09-1983
type: Boeing 707-336C
registration: 5N-ARO
photo of Boeing-707-336C-G-ASZF
accident date: 25-09-1983
type: Boeing 707-336C
registration: G-ASZF

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 Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport to Accra-Kotoka Airport as the crow flies is 398 km (249 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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