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Last updated: 17 September 2021
Datum:dinsdag 8 juni 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-748-232 Srs. 2A
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Gabon Express
Registratie: TR-LFW
Constructienummer: 1611
Bouwjaar: 1967
Motoren: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 534-2
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 18 / inzittenden: 26
Totaal:slachtoffers: 19 / inzittenden: 30
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:van Libreville Airport (LBV) (   Gabon)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Libreville Airport (LBV/FOOL), Gabon
Vliegveld van aankomst:Franceville/Mvengue Airport (MVB/FOON), Gabon
Vluchtnummer: 221
Gabon Express flight 221 departed Libreville at 09:11 for a domestic flight to Franceville. It is reported that a loss of oil pressure in the no. 2 engine forced the crew to shut down the engine. They decided to return to the airport. On the approach the undercarriage would not extend because of problems with the hydraulics. The HS-748 overflew the runway and the pilot ditched the plane some 100 m offshore.

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The Gabonese government banned Gabon Express from operating because it had failed to insure its aircraft.


photo of HS-748-232-Srs-2A-TR-LFW
accident date: 08-06-2004
type: Hawker Siddeley HS-748-232 Srs. 2A
registration: TR-LFW
photo of HS-748-232-Srs-2A-TR-LFW
accident date: 08-06-2004
type: Hawker Siddeley HS-748-232 Srs.2A
registration: TR-LFW

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Libreville Airport en Franceville/Mvengue Airport bedraagt 503 km (314 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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