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Date:Friday 11 March 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-AT Merlin IV
Registration: TN-ADP
MSN: AT-025
First flight: 1974
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Pointe Noire Airport (PNR) (   Congo)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Port Gentil Airport (POG/FOOG), Gabon
Destination airport:Pointe-Noire Airport (PNR/FCPP), Congo
A visual approach to runway 17 was flown at half flap and when in landing flare, the landing gear warning horn sounded. An attempt to carry out a go-around failed as the plane belly landed on the runway, skidding for 800 feet before coming to rest.

Gear-up landing
Runway mishap

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Distance from Port Gentil Airport to Pointe-Noire Airport as the crow flies is 571 km (357 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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