On Wednesday May 11, 2022, a plane from a private company maintaining hydrocarbon pipelines crashed in a forest in central Cameroon. There were eleven (11) people on board.
Rescuers then attempted to locate the occupants. Indeed, the air traffic services “lost radio contact with the aircraft and the aircraft was located in the forest” near Nanga Eboko, 150 km northeast of Yaoundé, said the Ministry of Transport through a release.
According to information collected on the spot, the machine crashed on the ground and the intervention teams tried to see if it is possible to save people.
The aircraft was chartered by the Cameroon Oil Transportation Company S.A. (COTCO). The latter is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of a pipeline between Cameroon and Chad. The plane was connecting Yaoundé-Nsimalen airport to Belabo, in the east of the country.
A few hours after this terrible accident, a list of passengers was published and picked up by several media. We find there Dicka Endalle Esthele, Tchatchua Ernest, Ndandjo Célestine, Kouayep Armand, Baban André, Ashu Rudolf, Tchehou Tchakounte Serge, Pewite Serge, Kesseng Jean Charles.
This morning, according to the latest information from the villagers of Bibey near Nanga Eboko in upper central Sanaga, who found the plane, the eleven (11) occupants all lost their lives. This puts an end to the hopes of finding some survivors. The last air disaster in Cameroon dates back to the night of May 4-5, 2007.
A Kenya Airways Boeing 737-800 from Douala to Abidjan crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from the capital’s airport. Its one hundred and fourteen (114) occupants had died, including thirty-four (34) Cameroonians.
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