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Status:Preliminary
Date:Sunday 23 April 2006
Time:ca 04:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-74TK-200
Operating for:Libyan Arab Repubic Air Force
Leased from:Kharkov State Aircraft Manufacturing Company
Registration: UR-74038
MSN: 36547097933
First flight: 1998
Engines: 2 Lotarev D-36-3A
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kousséri (   Cameroon)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sebha Airport (SEB/HLLS), Libya
Destination airport:N'Djamena Airport (NDJ/FTTJ), Chad
Narrative:
An Antonov 74 cargo plane departed Sebha (SEB), Libya at 00:50 UTC. The airplane carried food aid to Chad. The landing at N'Djamena (NDJ) was abandoned and the airplane crashed and broke up near the village of Kousséri in neighbouring Cameroon. All six Ukrainian crew members were killed.

Sources:
» Cameroun: six morts dans le crash d'un avion cargo militaire libyen (AFP, 23-4-2006)


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photo of Antonov-An-74TK-200-UR-74038
accident date: 23-04-2006
type: Antonov An-74TK-200
registration: UR-74038
 

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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 Sebha Airport to N'Djamena Airport as the crow flies is 1642 km (1026 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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Antonov An-72 / 74

  • 169+ built
  • 8th loss
  • 3rd fatal accident
  • 2nd worst accident (at the time)
  • 6th worst accident (currently)
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