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Last updated: 19 November 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 18 November 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-580
Operator:Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation - CAA
Registration: 9Q-CEJ
C/n / msn: 79
First flight: 1961
Engines: 2 Allison 501-D13
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Tshikapa (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Tshikapa Airport (TSH/FZUK), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Kananga Airport (KGA/FZUA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Narrative:
The Convair was sustained irreparable damage following a forced landing due to no. 2 engine problems.
It has been suggested that this was due a lack of fuel.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Scramble 251
» Scramble 249


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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 Tshikapa Airport to Kananga Airport as the crow flies is 194 km (121 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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