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Last updated: 24 October 2017
Datum:Mittwoch 25 August 2010
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP-E20C
Kennzeichen: 9Q-CCN
Werknummer: 912608
Baujahr: 1991
Triebwerk: 2 Walter M-601E
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 17 / Insassen: 18
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 21
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Bandundu Airport (FDU) (   Kongo/Kinshasa)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Semendwa Airport (FZBS), Kongo/Kinshasa
Flug nach:Bandundu Airport (FDU/FZBO), Kongo/Kinshasa
A Filair Let 410 passenger plane, registered 9Q-CCN, was destroyed in an accident near Bandundu Airport (FDU), D.R Congo. Twenty occupants died, one survived. The airplane was destroyed, there was no fire.
The airplane operated on a flight to Kinshasa to Kiri, Bokoro, Semendwa, Bandundu and back to Kinshasa.
The airplane reportedly came down in the village while on final approach to the airport. Media reports suggested fuel starvation, but a Filair spokesman reported that there were 150 litres of fuel in the tanks. The airplane nosed down in the village shortly before landing.
According media reports the accident occurred after a contraband crocodile escaped a carry-on bag and entered the cabin. A flight attendant ran off towards the flight deck, followed by passengers. Thus the center of gravity moved too much to the front. The pilots lost control and the aircraft crashed.

» Crash de Bandundu ville, la version de Fil Air (Radio Okapi 27-8-2010)
» Plane crashes in DRCongo, 20 dead: deputy governor (AFP)


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Distance from Semendwa Airport to Bandundu Airport as the crow flies is 79 km (49 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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