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Last updated: 23 June 2021
Date:Saturday 1 November 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-323C
Operator:Congo Airlines
Registration: 9Q-CKK
MSN: 19577/722
First flight: 1968-06-26 (29 years 5 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-7 (HK)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH) (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Landed with nosegear retracted. Damaged beyond repair and used for spares at Kinshasa.

Gear-up landing
Forced landing on runway


photo of Boeing-707-323C-9Q-CKK
accident date: 01-11-1997
type: Boeing 707-323C
registration: 9Q-CKK
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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