Rocket accidently fired by Chadian Air Force at N’Djamena airport, killing five


On 17 April, as the crew of a Chadian Air Force Sukhoi Su-25 (NATO reporting name: Frogfoot) was preparing for a mission from the military wing of N’Djamena airport (Adji Kossei Air Base), the Chadian Air Force close air support aircraft accidently fired a rocket while refuelling.

The rocket penetrated an empty French Air Force fuel truck, narrowly missed a parked French Air Force C-130H and subsequently hit a nearby house belonging to Deputy Commander of the Presidential Guard, General Mahamata Salaha Brahima, killing three children and two adults.

A video from a surveillance camera has been leaked and can be seen below.

The incident is being labelled as a mistake as an investigation into the circumstances of the incident is underway.