Air France A332 at Niamey on Jul 25th 2013, body dropped from aircraft

Last Update: July 25, 2013 / 20:31:57 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 25, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-547

Destination
Niamey, Niger

Aircraft Registration
F-GZCL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

An Air France Airbus A330-200, registration F-GZCL performing flight AF-547 from Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) to Niamey (Niger), was on approach to Niamey when a body dropped from the aircraft and fell onto a road in a western surbub of Niamey. The aircraft continued for a safe landing, authorities grounded the aircraft.

The onward flight was cancelled, the passengers were rebooked onto other flights.

Niger's Minister of the Interior reported a black male person, presumably a stowaway, dropped off the aircraft and fell in front of a resident of the surbub in the west of the city. An inspection of the aircraft revealed blood at the left wing of the aircraft. An investigation is under way, the aircraft remains grounded in Niamey until the investigation is completed.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jul 25, 2013

Classification
Incident

Airline
Air France

Flight number
AF-547

Destination
Niamey, Niger

Aircraft Registration
F-GZCL

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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