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Last updated: 16 November 2018
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Date:Wednesday 17 September 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-5D Buffalo
Operator:Zaire Air Force
Registration: 9T-CBC
C/n / msn: 74
First flight: 1976
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 36 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kindu (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed.

Sources:
» Flight International 03 January 1981 (29)
» Jorge Merino


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