Crash-aerien 29 NOV 1964 d'un Douglas DC-4 OO-DEP - Léopoldville-N'Djili Airport (FIH)
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:dimanche 29 novembre 1964
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Compagnie:Air Congo
Immatriculation: OO-DEP
Numéro de série: 18384
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Heures de vol:48113
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 3 / à bord: 11
Total:victimes: 6 / à bord: 14
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Léopoldville-N'Djili Airport (FIH) (   République dém. du Cono)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Léopoldville-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), République dém. du Cono
Aéroport de destination:Kamina Airport (KMN/FZSA), République dém. du Cono
The DC-4 was 900 m into takeoff when the pilot had to take action to avoid an empty fuel drum on the runway. The plane veered left, but the nose wheel hit the drum. The nose lifted off and the DC-4 was about to rotate when the fuel drum bounced against the right stabilizer, causing part of the stabilizer to be torn away. The aircraft became airborne and lost control, diving into the clearway at an angle of about 30 degrees, bouncing up and crashing 50 m farther. Leopoldville is now called Kinshasa.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was brought about by impact with a fuel drum which caused partial destruction of the right elevator, thus rendering the aircraft uncontrollable in flight."

» ICAO Aircraft Accident Digest No.16 - Volume III, Circular 82-AN/69 (125-128)


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Léopoldville-N'Djili Airport et Kamina Airport est de 1177 km (736 miles).

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