Accident description
Last updated: 1 August 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 6 June 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 781D Viscount
Operator:Bazair
Registration: 9Q-CWL
C/n / msn: 280
First flight: 1958
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 510
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Irumu (   Congo (Democratic Republic)) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bunia Airport (BUX/FZKA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Kisangani Airport (FKI/FZIA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed in flames, killing all on board.

Sources:
» Blueprint 24/97
» ICAO Adrep
» JP Airline Fleets
» Reuters


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Distance from Bunia Airport to Kisangani Airport as the crow flies is 572 km (358 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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