Accident Airbus A330-203 F-GZCL,
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Date:Friday 31 May 2024
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A332 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A330-203
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-GZCL
MSN: 519
Year of manufacture:2003
Engine model:GE CF6-80E1A3
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:N'Djamena Airport (NDJ/FTTJ) -   Chad
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:N'Djamena Airport (NDJ/FTTJ)
Destination airport:Abuja-Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV/DNAA)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
Air France flight AF878, an Airbus A330-203, was on the ground at N'Djamena Airport when a strong wind from a cumulonimbus caused the plane to pivot on the main gear, causing the nose gear to move more than a meter to the right. This incident also involved a collision with the high loader assigned to loading containers.

The flight had landed at NDJ at 16:32 UTC from Paris-CDG and was due to continue to Abuja, Nigeria.

METAR:

FTTJ 311600Z 03004KT 340V080 7000 FEW040 40/19 Q1007 NOSIG
FTTJ 311800Z 29011G23KT 250V320 4500 -TSRA FEW033 FEW040CB 29/23 Q1009 RERA BECMG 6000 TS
FTTJ 311900Z 00000KT 6000 TS FEW033 FEW040CB 31/25 Q1009 RERA BECMG NSW

Sources:

https://bea.aero/en/investigation-reports/notified-events/detail/accident-to-the-airbus-a330-registered-f-gzcl-operated-by-air-france-on-31-05-2024-at-ndjamena-tchad/

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jun-2024 17:23 ASN Added
07-Jun-2024 17:25 ASN Updated [Location, Narrative]
07-Jun-2024 17:26 ASN Updated [[Location, Narrative]]

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