ASN Aircraft accident Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III 9Q-CZZ Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH)
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Friday 14 April 2000
Time:11:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III
Operator:Air Force of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Registration: 9Q-CZZ
MSN: 105
First flight: 1962-05-09 (38 years)
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Avon 527B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH) (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
A major fire erupted in a warehouse on the Kinshasa Airport and spread to a cargo of ammunition, causing several explosions. Some 109 people on the ground are said to have been killed. Several aircraft were damaged or destroyed in the fire. They included a Congo Army Caravelle (9Q-CZZ), a Government of Congo Boeing 707 (9Q-CGC), two Canadair CL-44 planes (3C-ZPO and TN-235) and an Antonov 28 (9Q-CZL).

Classification:
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» Scramble 258
» Scramble 252


Photos

photo of Caravelle-III-F-BJTI
accident date: 14-04-2000
type: Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle III
registration: F-BJTI
 
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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