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Last updated: 26 November 2020
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Date:Friday 12 September 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:TMK Air Commuter
Registration: 9Q-CRY
C/n / msn: 612
First flight: 1979
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Minembwe Mountains (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bukavu-Kamenbe Airport (BKY/FZMA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Uvira, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Narrative:
Crashed into a hill. The aircraft was carrying people to a church convention in Manembwa.

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» Scramble 226
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DHC-6 Twin Otter

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