Re: Air Gabon
- I don't have much more info. What I've heard is that it was a 737
coming from Franceville and was to continue to Dakar. It landed in
the rain and near the end of the runway and could not stop. Went
through the runway barrier and the concrete wall at the end of the
airport and continued into the bush where it spun 180 degrees and
stopped facing the direction it came from. I could not see if the
wings were intact or not for sure, but it looked like it was missing
both wings. The nose was also damaged. No serious injuries. All
this info is hearsay from the people at the airport. It was
apparently reported on the local news, but our TV is not connected
yet, so I don't know.
We went to the airport this morning to see a friend off and that's
how I found out and I happened to have my camera in the car.
If you want I can upload a couple of pictures from the wall and
barrier tomorrow. It is late now and I want to go to bed and with my
slow connection it will take at least half an hour to upload a couple
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Carlos Oliveira Reis"
> --- In email@example.com, aminabari@y... wrote:I
> > An Air Gabon flight missed the runway last night in the rain and
> > landed in bush. It seems no body has died. I will put a picture
> > took an hour ago in the Photos directory.
> Do you have more details? I've seen no reference in the news...
- Interesting that passengers were told, "Do not speak to the press."
and that there were conflicting reports about hospitalization.
Makes me wonder how many of the actual facts are getting out to
the Gabonese and world community re Gabon.
Dictators need a surpressed press.