Narrative:The TriStar took off from Kinshasa (FIH) on a scheduled flight to Brussels (BRU) with about 200 passengers on board.
|Date:||Thursday 8 August 2002|
|Type:||Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 250|
|Operator:||Hewa Bora Airways|
|C/n / msn:|| 193C-1227|
|First flight:|| 1982-01-18 (20 years 7 months)|
|Total airframe hrs:||71317|
|Engines:|| 3 Rolls Royce RB211-524B41|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 200 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH) (Congo (Democratic Republic))
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), Congo (Democratic Republic)|
|Destination airport:||Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR), Belgium|
While cruising at FL250 in Gabonese airspace, the nr.3 engine failed. The crew decided to return to Kinshasa. All landing gear tyres blew on landing.
The aircraft was withdrawn from use at Kinshasa. It was still seen there in July 2008 in preparation to be scrapped.
» German Lockheed L1011 TriStar Information Center
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 Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport to Brussel-Zaventem Airport as the crow flies is 6208 km (3880 miles).
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.