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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Datum:zondag 17 februari 2002
Tijd:18:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic CL44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CL-44D4
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Skymaster Freight Services
Registratie: 9Q-CTS
Constructienummer: 25
Bouwjaar: 1961-07-11 (40 years 8 months)
Motoren: 4 Rolls-Royce Tyne 515-10
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 20
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 23
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Mbuji-Mayi (   Kongo (Democratische Republiek))
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Onbekend
Vliegveld van vertrek:Mbuji-Mayi Airport (MJM/FZWA), Kongo (Democratische Republiek)
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), Kongo (Democratische Republiek)
An uncontained engine fire erupted from engine no.1, following which the aircraft lost height. Both fire bottles were fired on the engine, but with no success. Struggling to control the aircraft with bank angles of around 85 degrees, the crew tried to extend the flaps to 45 degrees. The rate of descent reduced to 700 feet/min, but an asymmetric flap condition caused a increase in the rate of descent to 1500 feet/min with bank angles up to 110 degrees at a speed of 98 knots. The captain then pulled the power off and performed a hard landing in a jungle clearing.

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photo of Canadair CL-44D4 N103BB
CL-44 c/n 25 seen here operating for Tradewinds; the aircraft moved to Africa in 1997, operating for Trans Lloyd Cargo under various registrations before being acquired by Skymaster Freight Services.
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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 Mbuji-Mayi Airport en Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport bedraagt 916 km (572 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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