Vliegtuigongeval op 29 NOV 1964 met Douglas DC-4 OO-DEP - Léopoldville-N'Djili Airport (FIH)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:zondag 29 november 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air Congo
Registratie: OO-DEP
Constructienummer: 18384
Bouwjaar: 1944
Aantal vlieguren:48113
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 11
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 14
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Léopoldville-N'Djili Airport (FIH) (   Kongo (Democratische Republiek))
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Léopoldville-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), Kongo (Democratische Republiek)
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kamina Airport (KMN/FZSA), Kongo (Democratische Republiek)
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Léopoldville-N'Djili Airport en Kamina Airport bedraagt 1177 km (736 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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