Accident Boeing 727-22 (WL) 9Q-COP,
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Date:Friday 8 July 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 727-22 (WL)
Owner/operator:Hewa Bora Airways
Registration: 9Q-COP
MSN: 18323/136
Year of manufacture:1965
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7 (HK3)
Fatalities:Fatalities: 77 / Occupants: 115
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Kisangani-Bangoka International Airport (FKI) -   Congo (Democratic Republic)
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA)
Destination airport:Kisangani-Bangoka International Airport (FKI/FZIC)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Boeing 727 operated by Hewa Bora Airways crashed on landing at Kisangani Airport (FKI), D.R. Congo. The airplane operated on a domestic flight from Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH) to Kisangani-Bangoka International Airport (FKI). Preliminary information from the DRC indicates that of the 115 persons on board, there were 77 fatalities, including the three flight crewmembers and two of the four cabin crew.
The weather was reported to have been poor at the time of the accident with heavy rain, limited visibility and thunderstorms in the area. The airplane collided with the ground during visual approach to runway 31.


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photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Nürnberg Airport (NUE/EDDN); March 1995

photo (c) Gerhard Plomitzer; Nürnberg Airport (NUE/EDDN); April 1993

photo (c) Christian Hauser; Wien-Schwechat International Airport (VIE/LOWW); 1996

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