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).
|Date:||14 APR 2000|
|Operating for:||Air Force of the Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Leased from:||Africargo Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| 24|
|First flight:|| 1961-11-08 (38 years 6 months)|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH) (Congo (Democratic Republic))
|Phase:|| Standing (STD)|
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» Terry Denham
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.