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Last updated: 19 April 2019
Date:Sunday 13 December 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 400M
Operator:Scibe Airlift Cargo Zaire
Registration: 9Q-CBH
C/n / msn: 10649
First flight: 1983
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31
Total:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 37
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:40 km (25 mls) SW of Goma Airport (GOM) (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kindu Airport (KND/FZOA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
The Fokker F-27 Friendship struck a high ground while on preparing for an approach to runway 36 at Goma Airport. The flight crew descended prematurely and impacted terrain at 8800 feet near the Nkubi intersection, at a point where the approach procedure demanded a passage at FL150.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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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 Kindu Airport to Goma Airport as the crow flies is 393 km (245 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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Fokker F-27

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  • 124th loss
  • 67th fatal accident
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