Date: June 08, 2004
Time: 0938
Location: Off Libreville, Gabon
Operator: Gabon Express
Flight #: 221
Route: Libreville - Franceville
AC Type: BAe HS-748-232 Srs 2A
Registration: TR-LFW
cn / ln: 1611/82
Aboard: 30   (passengers:26  crew:4)
Fatalities: 19   (passengers:18  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft nosedived into the sea about 100 meters off a beach shortly after taking off from Leon Mba international airport. Engine failure forced the plane back towards the airport.

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