4 Survive Antonov Crash offshore Gabon, Africa
What: DHL Aviation (leased from Solenta Aviation) Antonov 26
Where: 2.3 km S of Libreville Airport, Gabon
When: 06 JUN 2011
Who: 2 crew 2 passengers
Why: The flight had permission to land when it began experiencing a hydraulic problem, and was flying with difficulty when it crashed into the sea near Libreville Airport. (Although reported as a hydraulics issue, both propellors had stopped according to witnesses, so it may have been a fuel issue. )
One passenger from Gabon and one Bulgarian passenger were on board. The two member crew was Ukranian.
The flight ditched in shallow water and the plane is still visible above the water line.
Gabon has banned Antonov 26 flights in its airspace until further notice