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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Date:Friday 29 June 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic F100 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker 100
Operator:Ivory Coast Government
Registration: TU-VAA
MSN: 11245
First flight: 1988
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Tay 620-15
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bouaké Airport (BYK) (   Cote d'Ivoire)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Official state flight
Departure airport:Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport (ABJ/DIAP), Cote d'Ivoire
Destination airport:Bouaké Airport (BYK/DIBK), Cote d'Ivoire
Ivory Coast Prime Minister Guillaume Soro departed Abidjan at 09:52 in the morning on a flight to Bouaké. The aircraft was carrying an unknown number of Soro's delegation and 20 journalists.
After landing the Fokker 100 taxied to the apron. At that moment it was hit by at least three rocket-propelled grenades. One grenade penetrated the right hand side of the fuselage. At least four people are reported dead and five seriously injured. Soro survived the attack.


Runway mishap

» Le Premier ministre ivoirien Soro échappe ŕ une attaque ŕ Bouaké, 4 morts (AFP, 29-6-2007)
» Ivorian Prime Minister Soro Survives Attack on Plane (Bloomberg, 29-6-2007)
» L’avion de Soro attaqué ŕ la roquette (L'inter 30-7-2007)


photo of Fokker-100-TU-VAA
accident date: 29-06-2007
type: Fokker 100
registration: TU-VAA

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 Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport to Bouaké Airport as the crow flies is 302 km (189 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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