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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Date:Wednesday 16 April 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-32
Operator:Equatorial Guinea National Guard
Registration: 3C-5GE
MSN: 1609
First flight: 1988
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-20D-5
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Annobón Island (   Equatorial Guinea)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bata Airport (BSG/FGBT), Equatorial Guinea
Destination airport:?
Crashed into the sea after skidding off the runway in heavy wind and rain.
State radio says the number of passengers and crew was 13. The government says 11 people were the plane.

Runway excursion

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photo of Antonov-An-32-3C-5GE
accident date: 16-04-2008
type: Antonov An-32
registration: 3C-5GE
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-32

  • 357 built
  • 68th loss
  • 35th fatal accident
  • 13th worst accident (at the time)
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