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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 16 January 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-331C
Operator:First International Airways
Registration: P4-OOO
C/n / msn: 19435/629
First flight: 1967
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B (HK)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kananga Airport (KGA) (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Kinshasa (unknown airport), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Kananga Airport (KGA/FZUA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Narrative:
The left hand main gear collapsed on landing. The aircraft ran off the side of the runway and caught fire.

Classification:
Runway excursion

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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