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Last updated: 21 October 2021
Date:Thursday 8 December 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-202
Operator:Air Gabon
Registration: F-OHOC
MSN: 318
First flight: 1992
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW124B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Oyem Airport (OYE) (   Gabon)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bitam Airport (BMM/FOOB), Gabon
Destination airport:Oyem Airport (OYE/FOGO), Gabon
The ATR-72 touched down 500 m down runway 21 following a visual approach. The aircraft began to veer to the side on application of reverse thrust. The pilot cancelled reverse thrust, attempted a go-around but the plane ran off the side, crossing a ditch and striking trees.

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photo of ATR-72-202-F-OHOC
accident date: 08-12-1994
type: ATR 72-202
registration: F-OHOC

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 Bitam Airport to Oyem Airport as the crow flies is 60 km (37 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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