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Last updated: 18 September 2018
Date:Friday 15 September 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4-1009
Operator:Air Katanga
Registration: OO-ADN
C/n / msn: 43099
First flight: 1947
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Elizabethville Airport (FBM) (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
DC-4 OO-ADN was parked directly in front of the tower at the Elizabethville Airport (now Lubumbashi). A Katangese Air Force Fouga Magister (93) attacked the airport and dropped two 100 lb. bombs one of which made a direct hit on the DC-4. The Fouga then circled and strafed the field causing much confusion but minor damage.

Destroyed on ground

» Alan Yeadon


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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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