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Date:Saturday 5 September 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40K
Operating for:GEASA - Guinea Equatorial Airlines
Leased from:KotlasAvia
Registration: RA-87956
MSN: 9821757
First flight: 1978
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Malabo Airport (SSG) (   Equatorial Guinea)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Douala Airport (DLA/FKKD), Cameroon
Destination airport:Malabo-Santa Isabel Airport (SSG/FGSL), Equatorial Guinea
The Yakovlev 40, owned by the Kotlas Joint Civil Aviation Enterprise, operated on behalf of GEASA on a passenger flight to Malabo. Weather conditions at Malabo were not favourable: rain, visibility 3 km. At a height of 200 m the captain observed the runway lights and continued the approach. However, due to strong precipitation visual contact with the runway was lost. Instead of initiating a go-around the captain decided to continue. The crew was able to see the runway again after descending further. At a height of 10 m the reverse thrust was activated. The airplane eventually touched down 400-500 m prior to the runway end. The Yak-40 overran the runway and came to rest 120 m past the threshold.

Late landing
Runway excursion

» On the aviation incident with the aircraft Yak-40 RA 87956 / Ministry of Transport letter 11.01.99 no.22.10-18
» Scramble 240


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Distance from Douala Airport to Malabo-Santa Isabel Airport as the crow flies is 115 km (72 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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