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Accident
Last updated: 21 July 2017
Status:Voorlopig
Datum:maandag 8 februari 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188A Electra
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air Karibu
Registratie: 9Q-CDI
Constructienummer: 1037
Bouwjaar: 1959
Motoren: 4 Allison 501-D13
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Kinshasa (   Kongo (Democratische Republiek))
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), Kongo (Democratische Republiek)
Vliegveld van aankomst:Mbandaka Airport (MDK/FZEA), Kongo (Democratische Republiek)
Beschrijving:
The Electra plane was rented by the Congolese Armed Forces to transport fuel to Mbandaka. The aircraft, 6 tonnes overloaded, also carried live ammunition
including bombs. Because no co-pilot was present, the flight engineer was performing duties of the co-pilot and a ground mechanic was performing duties
of the flight engineer. Shortly after takeoff the no. 3 engine had to be shut down. The captain tried to return to the airport but the plane lost altitude and control, crashing some three minutes after takeoff, on the premises of the Congolese Electricity Company.

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photo of Lockheed L-188A Electra PP-VJN
Electra PP-VJN was sold to Zaire in 1993
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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport en Mbandaka Airport bedraagt 581 km (363 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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