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Last updated: 2 April 2020
Date:Wednesday 24 December 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-60A-5-LO Lodestar
Registration: OO-CAR
C/n / msn: 18-2419
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Mitwaba (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Mitwaba Airport (FZQV), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Manono Airport (MNO/FZRA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Control was lost following engine problems. The aircraft crashed in an inverted position.

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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 Mitwaba Airport to Manono Airport as the crow flies is 151 km (94 miles).

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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