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Date:Sunday 7 February 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-328C
Registration: 9G-ROX
MSN: 19521/584
First flight: 1967
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B (HK)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bratislava-Ivanka Airport (BTS) (   Slovakia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Bratislava-Ivanka Airport (BTS/LZIB), Slovakia
Destination airport:N'Djamena Airport (NDJ/FTTJ), Chad
The owner of the Boeing 707 freighter had leased the aircraft to a Belgian charter broker around June 1998 to operate fish charter flights between Mwanza and Vienna. The aircraft was in fact seen on many other airports, Bratislava, Ostrava, and Lumumbashi for instance. At the time of the accident the plane is understood to have had a long list of 32 faults that needed urgent repair. Problems included a limited EGT of no. 1 and 4 engines; no. 3 engine constant speed drive (CSD) gearbox was consuming a 'massive amount of oil'; no. 1 engine CSD generator missing; no. 2 engine required bleed on takeoff and above FL330; left wing leading edge cracked and leaking; no. 4 fuel tank and reserve tank gauge not working. On February 7 the plane was to fly to N'Djamena. During the takeoff roll the no. 2 and 3 engines failed. The takeoff was aborted, but the 707 overran the runway and came to rest 200 m past the runway end.

Rejected takeoff
Runway excursion

» Air Cargo News 19.02.1999, 05.03.1999
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photo of Boeing-707-328C-9G-ROX
accident date: 07-02-1999
type: Boeing 707-328C
registration: 9G-ROX

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 Bratislava-Ivanka Airport to N'Djamena Airport as the crow flies is 3983 km (2490 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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