Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 7 December 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operating for:Wimbi Dira Airways
Leased from:Wetrafa
Registration: 9Q-CWF ?
C/n / msn: 47531/638
First flight: 1971
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 43
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH) (   Congo (Democratic Republic)) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mbandaka Airport (MDK/FZEA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Flightnumber: 422
Narrative:
Ran off the runway 24 on landing, collapsing the nose gear.

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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
09 SEP 1971 OE-LDE Austrian Airlines
28 APR 1982 EC-DQQ Spantax leased
03 APR 1983 OE-LDE Austrian Airlines returned
N525TX New York Air
N525NY New York Air new registration
01 FEB 1987 N525NY Continental Airlines airline merged
N15525 Continental Airlines new registration
16 OCT 2000 9Q-CWF Wetrafa Airlift
9Q-CWF Ecuato Guineana de Aviacion
9Q-CWF Wetrafa Airlift returned

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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 Mbandaka Airport to Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport as the crow flies is 580 km (363 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.
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