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Last updated: 5 October 2015
Datum:Freitag 6 Juni 1997
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 781D Viscount
Kennzeichen: 9Q-CWL
Werknummer: 280
Baujahr: 1958
Triebwerk: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 510
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 20
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 23 / Insassen: 23
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Irumu (   Kongo/Kinshasa)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Bunia Airport (BUX/FZKA), Kongo/Kinshasa
Flug nach:Kisangani Airport (FKI/FZIA), Kongo/Kinshasa
The aircraft crashed in flames, killing all on board.

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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 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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Vickers Viscount

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