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Last updated: 26 April 2018
Datum:zondag 21 november 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-100-20 Hercules
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Pacific Western Airlines
Registratie: C-FPWX
Constructienummer: 4361
Bouwjaar: 1969
Motoren: 4 Allison 501-D22A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Kisangani (   Kongo (Democratische Republiek))
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Oostende Airport (OST/EBOS), BelgiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Lubumbashi-Karavia Airport (FZQO), Kongo (Democratische Republiek)
The crew tried to land the aircraft in a clearing when the right wing struck a 30 m high tree. Part of the wing was sheared off, and the aircraft impacted other trees and small termite mounts before colliding with a big termite mount.
The airplane carried power plant machinery.

» Toledo Blade - Nov 23, 1976


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