Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 22 November 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 10 October 1998
Type:Boeing 727-30
Operator:Lignes Aeriennes Congolaises - LAC / CAL
Registration: 9Q-CSG
C/n / msn: 18369/125
First flight: 1965-03-10 (33 years 7 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 38
Total:Fatalities: 41 / Occupants: 41
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kindu Airport (KND) (   Congo (Democratic Republic)) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kindu Airport (KND/FZOA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Kinshasa (unknown airport), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Narrative:
The airplane was shot down by rebel forces with a Russian-made SA-7 rocket shortly (3 minutes) after leaving Kindu for Kinshasa. The Boeing crashed into dense jungle while the captain tried to carry out an emergency landing.

Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Loss of control

Sources:
» Flight International 13-19.01.1999
» Tommy Maurer


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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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