Accident Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3) OO-CBK,
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Date:Saturday 27 August 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Registration: OO-CBK
MSN: 26045/14600
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Léopoldville -   Congo (Democratic Republic)
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Léopoldville-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA)
Destination airport:Elizabethville Airport (FBM/FZQA)
The DC-3 did not achieve the desired climbing rate after takeoff and crashed when making a flat turn to the right at low altitude.
The plane was on a flight from Léopoldville (now Kinshasa) to Elizabethville (now Lubumbashi).

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Power loss on takeoff due to 1) Water in the fuel tanks; 2) Abnormal deposit of lead on the spark plugs."


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