Date & Time: Dec 19, 2003 at 1844 LT
Type of aircraft:
Boeing 737-300
Operator:
Registration:
TR-LFZ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Franceville-Libreville
MSN:
23750
YOM:
1987
Flight number:
GN471
Country:
Gabon
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
125
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On descent, the crew decided to make a 30 minutes circuit over the airport awaiting weather improvement. Finally, the aircraft landed on wet runway 16 (3,000 meters long) but did not decelerate as expected. It overran the runway end, hit a fence and came to rest 100 meters further on. No injuries among the 131 people on board but the aircraft was damaged beyond economical repair.