UI de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter 303,
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Date:Friday 22 May 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Owner/operator:United Nations - UN
Registration: 303
MSN: 20
Year of manufacture:1954
Total airframe hrs:4389 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:ca 5 km S of Luvungi airstrip -   Congo (Democratic Republic)
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bukavu-Kamenbe Airport (BKY/FZMA)
Destination airport:Bukavu-Kamenbe Airport (BKY/FZMA)
The DHC-3 Otter was operating on a reconnaissance flight for the United Nations in Congo to oversee the evacuation of Scandinavian personnel at the Lemera mission station. While en route at 1200 feet, the engine was hit by a bullet from ground fire.
The pilot attempted to carry out a forced landing on a narrow road when the engine quit. The Otter touched down on the road at a speed of 70 knots and rolled about 150 feet until it hit a tree. The starboard wing broke away and the aircraft swung off the road.


El Siglo de Torreón 24 May 1964, p10


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