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Last updated: 22 March 2019
Date:Wednesday 18 July 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24 ?
Operator:Malift Air
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: unk
Location:ca 8 km from Bandundu Airport (FDU) (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Bandundu Airport (FDU/FZBO), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Nioki Airport (NIO/FZBI), Congo (Democratic Republic)
The Antonov was operating on a flight from Kinshasa-N'Dolo (NLO) to Nioki (NIO) via Bandundu (FDU). Shortly after takeoff from Bandundu the no. 1 engine failed. Altitude was lost and the plane crash-landed.
Press reports did not indicate the exact Antonov model. Malift Air is understood to have one An-24 and one An-32.

» Bandundu-ville : crash d'un Antonov (Radio Okapi, 18-7-2007)


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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 Bandundu Airport to Nioki Airport as the crow flies is 74 km (46 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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