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Last updated: 22 October 2021
Date:Thursday 1 September 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4-1009
Operator:United Arab Airlines - UAA
Registration: YK-AAR
MSN: 43097
First flight: 1947
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Mpouya (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA), Ghana
Destination airport:Léopoldville-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
The DC-4 was ditched in the Congo River, 135 miles NE of the destination Léopoldville. All occupants were rescued by a Congolese tug.



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Distance from Accra-Kotoka Airport to Léopoldville-N'Djili Airport as the crow flies is 2049 km (1280 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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