Accident description
Last updated: 23 November 2014
Date:Tuesday 31 August 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3)
Registration: OO-UBL
C/n / msn: 12420
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:NW of Elizabethville (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Manono Airport (MNO/FZRA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Elizabethville Airport (FBM), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Crashed. The airplane was on a flight to Elizabethville (now Lubumbashi).



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Distance from Manono Airport to Elizabethville Airport as the crow flies is 477 km (298 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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