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Last updated: 21 March 2019
Date:Saturday 10 October 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
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
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kindu Airport (KND) (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
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)
The airplane was shot down by rebel forces with a Russian-made SA-7 rocket about three minutes after leaving Kindu for Kinshasa. The Boeing crashed into dense jungle while the captain tried to carry out an emergency landing.

Shot down from the ground
Loss of control

» Flight International 13-19 January 1999
» Tommy Maurer


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