ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-2H7C TJ-CBD Douala Airport (DLA)
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Date:Thursday 30 August 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2H7C
Operator:Cameroon Airlines
Registration: TJ-CBD
MSN: 21295/484
First flight: 1977-02-15 (7 years 7 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 109
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 116
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Douala Airport (DLA) (   Cameroon)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Douala Airport (DLA/FKKD), Cameroon
Destination airport:Yaoundé-Ville Airport (YAO/FKKY), Cameroon
Flightnumber: 786
When taxiing out for a flight to Garoua via Yaoundé a compressor disc in the no. 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15 engine failed. Debris punctured the wing and fuel tank, causing a fire. The aircraft burned out.

Uncontained engine failure
Damaged on the ground


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Distance from Douala Airport to Yaoundé-Ville Airport as the crow flies is 200 km (125 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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