Ukrainian CAVOK air transport aircraft An-74 crashed in São Tomé and Príncipe in Central Africa


An Antonov 74TK100 cargo plane was damaged beyond repair in an accident at São Tomé Island Airport (TMS), São Tomé and Príncipe.

According to a Ukrainian official, the aircraft suffered a bird strike to the no.2 engine on takeoff from runway 29 (2190 m long). The flight crew apparently aborted takeoff, but the aircraft failed to stop on the remaining runway. It went down an embankment and came to rest next to the perimeter fence. The forward fuselage broke just in front of the wings. The thrust reverser on the no.1 engine was stowed and on the no.2 engine the reverser was deployed.

Local METAR Weather report:
08:00 UTC / 08:00 local time:
FPST 290800Z 17004KT 9999 SCT025 25/20 Q1016 NOSIG
10:00 UTC / 10:00 local time:
FPST 291000Z 14013KT 9999 FEW025 SCT040 27/21 Q1015 NOSIG

Source: aviation safety network


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