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Anyone Know The Official Cause Of KQ Crash 2007  
User currently offlineFlaps30 From United States of America, joined May 2009, 312 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5290 times:

I checked the previous threads about this KQ crash in Cameroon in 2007 but nowhere could I find the official cause. The plane was only 6 months old and crashed shortly after takeoff in some stormy weather. Here is the explanation from airdisaster.com without the actual cause. "The aircraft crashed on a scheduled passenger flight from Abidjan, Ivory coast to Nairobi, with a scheduled stopover in Douala, Cameroon. The Boeing 737 departed Douala just after midnight in stormy weather. A distress call was received by Douala air traffic control several minutes later.

The six-month old Boeing's wreckage was discovered approximately 36 hours after the accident in a mangrove forest about 12 miles from the Douala Airport."

[Edited 2009-05-26 09:41:22]

[Edited 2009-05-26 09:41:58]

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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 9185 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5269 times:

Taking 36 hrs seems a hell of a long time.

People could have died during that time.

User currently offlineCchan From New Zealand, joined May 2003, 1777 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5137 times:

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 1):
Taking 36 hrs seems a hell of a long time

Welcome to Africa! They've probably done pretty well locating it in 36 hours.

User currently offlineSEPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 7559 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5102 times:

My recollection is that the plane took off into the teeth of a severe thunderstorm, but I do not recall seeing any official report.

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User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12710 posts, RR: 78
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4898 times:

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 1):
Taking 36 hrs seems a hell of a long time.

I believe that was the crash where they got a bad position report early on, so they were focussing the search in the wrong area.

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 1):
People could have died during that time.

Probably, yes. I'm pretty sure they didn't look in the wrong place on purpose.


User currently offlineCubastar From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 428 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4648 times:

The only "explanation" that I could find was in the database of Aviation-safety web site. The weather was bad at the time of takeoff with reported thunderstorms.

(Quote) The airplane took off at 00:05. The 737 climbed to an altitude of 3000 feet and, for undetermined reasons, descended and collided with the ground in a wooded swamp area. The aircraft nose dived with the ground at roughly a 45 degree angle.


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