Freetown Airport

Fatal crashes in Sierra Leone and airlines blacklist

This information page lists the most recent fatal airline accidents in the subregion. Accidents with no fatalities are not listed. You will also find below an updated list of airlines subject to flight restrictions in certain countries.

Crashes in Sierra Leone
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly.
2007
3 Jun
Sierra Leone
Freetown
Paramount Airlilnes
Mi-8 (?)
 22
 21 /  0
2004
28 Jun
Sierra Leone
Near Yengema
United Nations - UTair Charter
Mi-8MTV-1 (RA-27113)
 24
 24 /  0
1990
12 Mar
Sierra Leone
Off Freetown
Helicsa
Sikorsky S-58ET (helilcopter) (EC-DDR)
 13
 11 /  0
Crashes in the region
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly. --- See all
2017
14 Oct
Cote d'Ivoire
Abidjan
Valan International Cargo Charter
Antonov AN-26-100 (ER-AVB)
 10
 4 /  0
2015
5 Sep
Senegal
Off Dakar
Senegalair
Hawker Siddeley HS-125 (6V-AIM)
 7
 7 /  0
2014
24 Jul
Mali
Aguelhok
Air Algerie
Mc Donnell Douglas MD-83 (EC-LTV)
 116
 116 /  0
2012
2 Jun
Ghana
Accra
Allied Air
Boeing B-727-200 (5N-BJN)
 4
 0 /  12
2002
15 Feb
Liberia
Monrovia
Tiramavia
Antonov 12BP (ER-ADL)
 10
 1 /  0
2000
5 Jun
Ghana
Accra
Ghana Airlink
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600 (G-524)
 52
 7 /  0
2000
30 Jan
Cote d'Ivoire
Off Abidjan
Kenya Airways
AirbusA310-304 (5Y-BEN)
 179
 169 /  0
1997
9 Oct
Gambia
Banjul
Naysa Aerotaxis
Beech Super King Air 200 (EC-ERQ)
 9
 8 /  0
1997
1 Feb
Senegal
Tambacounda
Air Senegal
Hawker Siddeley HS-748-353 Srs.2a (6AV-AEO)
 52
 25 /  0
1995
29 May
Senegal
Mbour
Senegalair
Piper PA-31-310 Navajo (6V-AGH)
 10
 6 /  0
1994
26 Jun
Cote d'Ivoire
Abidjan
Air Ivoire
Fokker F-27 Friendship 400M (TU-TIP)
 17
 17 /  0
1993
9 Dec
Senegal
Dakar
Air Senegal / Gambia Airways
DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 / NAMC YS-11 (6V-ADE / C5-GAA)
 3
 3 /  0
1993
27 Apr
Gambia
Off Libreville
Military - Zambian Air Force
de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo (AF-319)
 30
 30 /  0
1992
9 Feb
Senegal
Kafountine
Gambcrest
Convair CV- 640 (N862FW)
 56
 30 /  0
1991
15 Aug
Guinea-Bissau
?
Transports Aériens de la Guinee-Bissau
Fokker F-27 Friendship 100 (J5-GBB)
 3
 3 /  0
1989
9 Nov
Liberia
Monrovia
Weasua Airtransport
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander (9L-LAV)
 10
 2 /  0
1987
30 Jan
Liberia
Off Monrovia
Air Reconnaissance Unit of Liberia
Cessna U-27A Caravan I (ARU-021)
 18
 16 /  0
1987
3 Jan
Cote d'Ivoire
Abidjan
Varig
Boeing B-707-379C (PP-VJK)
 51
 50 /  0
1985
22 Feb
Mali
Timbuktu
Air Mali
Antonov AN-24V (TZ-ACT)
 51
 50 /  0
1983
1 Jul
Guinea
Labe
CAAK
Ilyushin IL-62M (B-889)
 23
 23 /  0
1983
21 Jun
Mali
Niela
Air Mali
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (TZ-ACH)
 7
 7 /  0
1979
27 May
Senegal
Off Dakar
Military - Mauritanian Air Force
de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo (5T-MAX)
 12
 12 /  0
1978
3 Sep
Guinea
Conakry
Air Guinee
Ilyushin IL-18 (3X-GAX)
 17
 15 /  0
1974
11 Aug
Burkina Faso
Near Ouagadougou
Air Mali
Ilyushin IL-18B (TZ-ABE)
 60
 47 /  0
1971
24 Jul
Mali
Near Bamako
Air Ivoire
Douglas DC-3 (6V-AAP)
 6
 6 /  0
1969
24 Apr
Ghana
Near Takoradi
Ghana Airways
Douglas DC-3 (9G-AAF)
 33
 1 /  0
1967
5 Mar
Liberia
Monrovia
Varig
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-33 (PP-PEA)
 90
 51 /  5
1960
29 Aug
Senegal
Off Dakar
Air France
Lockheed 1049G Super Constellation (F-BHBC)
 63
 63 /  0
1952
24 Mar
Mali
Near Gao
Société Aérienne de Tr. Tropicaux
Lockheed 18 Lodestar (F-ARTE)
 21
 17 /  0
1951
24 Jul
Mali
Gao
Sabena
Douglas DC-3 (OO-CBA)
 3
 3 /  0
1951
22 Jun
Liberia
Near Sanoyea
Pan American World Airways
Lockheed 049 Constellation (N88846)
 40
 40 /  0
1947
13 Apr
Senegal
Off Dakar
British South American Airways
Avro 685 York I (G-AHEZ)
 15
 6 /  0
1946
7 Sep
Gambia
Bathurst
British South American Airways
Avro 685 York I (G-AHEW)
 24
 24 /  0
Weather in Freetown

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Humidity : 83%
Wind : NW at 15km/h
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