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Accident description
Last updated: 4 October 2015
Date:Thursday 19 November 2009
Time:ca 11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82)
Operator:Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation - CAA
Registration: 9Q-CAB
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: 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)
A McDonnell Douglas MD-82 passenger plane, operated by Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation (CAA), was substantially damaged when it overran the runway on landing at Goma Airport (GOM), D.R. Congo. Some twenty passengers were injured in the accident.
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 indicate the runway was wet.

Runway excursion

» Radio Okapi
» RDC: un avion rate son freinage en bout de piste, quelques blessés légers (AFP, 19-11-2009)


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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.
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