Unfallbericht:Caravelle 3D-KIK was chartered by the Celtel company to transport telecommunications equipment to Goma. Approaching Goma, the pilot was not allowed to land and was forced to hold near Goma. Low on fuel, the captain decided to divert to neighboring Gisenyi Airport's in Rwanda. The Caravelle crashed on landing at Gisenyi Airport's 1000 metre long runway 01/19.
|Datum:||28 AUG 2004|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle 11R|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: |
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: |
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Gisenyi Airport (GYI) (Ruanda)
|Flugphase:|| Landung (LDG)|
|Flug von:||Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), Kongo/Kinshasa|
|Flug nach:||Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Kongo/Kinshasa|
Uncertainty exist regarding the owner of the plane, which had been reported as Transair, Waltair and a Mr. K. Lemaire.
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F-WQCU was later sold to Africa as 3D-KIK
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 Goma Airport as the crow flies is 1554 km (971 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.