Narrative:A McDonnell Douglas MD-82 passenger plane, operated by Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation (CAA), was substantialy damaged when it overran the runway on landing at Goma Airport (GOM), D.R. Congo. Some twenty passengers were injured in the accident.
|Date:||Thursday 19 November 2009|
|Type:||McDonnell Douglas MD-82|
|Operator:||Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation - CAA|
|C/n / msn:|| 49702/1479|
|First flight:|| 1988-04-26 (21 years 7 months)|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-217C|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 117 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Goma Airport (GOM) (Congo (Democratic Republic))
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), Congo (Democratic Republic)|
|Destination airport:||Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Congo (Democratic Republic)|
Flight E9-3711 operated on a scheduled domestic flight from Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH) to Goma. The airplane failed to stop while landing on runway 36 and overran into a rocky lava field. Initial press reports indicat the runway was wet.
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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 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.