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Cameroon Airlines Flight 3701

Cameroon Airlines Flight 3701
Accident summary
Date 3 December 1995
Summary loss of control
Site Near Douala International Airport, Douala, Cameroon
Passengers 71
Crew 5
Injuries (non-fatal) 5
Fatalities 71
Survivors 5
Aircraft type Boeing 737-200
Aircraft name Nyong
Operator Cameroon Airlines
Registration TJ-CBE
Flight origin Cadjehoun Airport, Cotonou, Benin
Destination Douala International Airport, Douala, Cameroon

Cameroon Airlines Flight 3701 was an air accident that occurred on 3 December 1995. The Boeing 737-200, registration TJ-CBE, crashed after it lost control near Douala, Cameroon. On its second approach to Douala International Airport power was lost to one engine. The accident killed 71 passengers and crew and five people were injured but survived.[1][2]

Accident

Cameroon Airlines Flight 3701 took off from Cadjehoun Airport in Cotonou, Benin, on a flight to Douala International Airport. The Boeing 737-200 had 71 passengers and five crew on board and after a one-hour flight was ready to land at Douala International Airport, but as the landing gear was lowered the nose gear light showed that it was not down. The pilots called air traffic control saying that they had landing gear problems and the crew elected to abort the approach. Some minutes later they tried a second approach but the pilots did not see that the engine two was operating at high power while the No. 1 engine was not developing power. Then the aircraft went into a steep dive and crashed 6 km (3.7 miles) short of the runway in a mangrove swamp. The aircraft burst into flames, killing 71 passengers and crew. Five people survived the accident.

Cause

The cause of the loss of control and the loss of power to engine No. 1 is unknown. There was never a report on the accident.

References

  1. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-2K9 TJ-CBE Douala". Aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 4 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "1995-72 ACCIDENT DETAILS". www.planecrashinfo.com. Retrieved 4 April 2010. 

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