Narrative:A CRJ-100ER passenger plane was destroyed in an accident at Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH). The airplane carried 29 passengers and four crew members. One occupant survived the accident.
The airplane operated on behalf of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on flight UNO834 from Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH) to Kisangani (FKI) and Entebbe (EBB), Uganda and return. The airplane was operating on the final leg of the flight when it crashed in rainy weather.
The weather reported about one hour after the accident (15:00 local / 14:00 UTC):
METAR FZAA 041400Z 34004KT 9000 TS SCT020 FEW028CB BKN110 24/23 Q1008 CB SECT NE-NW BECMG NSW=
[Wind: 340 degrees at 4 knots; visibility: 9000m; thunderstorm; scattered clouds at 2000 ft; few clouds with cumulonimbus at 2,800 ft; broken clouds at 11,000 ft; Temperature: 24░C; Dewpoint: 23░C; pressure: 1008 hPa; cumulonimbus to the NE-NW, becoming No Significant Weather]
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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 Kisangani-Bangoka International Airport to Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport as the crow flies is 1219 km (762 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.