Narrative:A Boeing 737 was destroyed during an accident near Massamba Village, Bandundu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. Both pilots and five engineers died in the accident.
|Date:||29 APR 2009|
|C/n / msn:|| 22264/753|
|First flight:|| 1981-04-03 (28 years 1 months)|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A (HK3)|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Total:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Massamba, Bandundu Province (Congo (Democratic Republic))
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Brazzaville-Maya Maya Airport (BZV/FCBB), Congo|
|Destination airport:||Harare Airport (HRE/FVHA), Zimbabwe|
The airplane operated on a ferry flight from Bangui Airport (BGF), Central African Republic to Harare Airport (HRE), Zimbabwe with a refueling stop at Brazzaville-Maya Maya Airport (BZV), Congo. In Harare the 737 was to undergo maintenance.
» Crash de Kenge, 7 morts: deux Camerounais, deux Brazzavillois, un Centrafricain, un Zimbabwéen et un Français (Radio Okapi, 30-4-2009)
|10 APR 1981
||Pacific Western Airlines
|26 APR 1987
||Canadian Airlines International
|05 APR 2001
|03 SEP 2003
|30 SEP 2003
|21 DEC 2005
|13 MAR 2006
||Trans Air Congo
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 Brazzaville-Maya Maya Airport to Harare Airport as the crow flies is 2289 km (1430 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.