Narrative:The aircraft crashed in flames, killing all on board.
|Date:||Friday 6 June 1997|
|Type:||Vickers 781D Viscount|
|C/n / msn:|| 280|
|First flight:|| 1958|
|Engines:|| 4 Rolls Royce 510 Dart|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20|
|Total:||Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Irumu (Congo (Democratic Republic))
|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)|
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
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.