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Last updated: 27 February 2021
Date:Saturday 10 October 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-30
Operator:Lignes Aeriennes Congolaises - LAC / CAL
Registration: 9Q-CSG
C/n / msn: 18369/125
First flight: 1965-03-10 (33 years 7 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 38
Total:Fatalities: 41 / Occupants: 41
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kindu Airport (KND) (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kindu Airport (KND/FZOA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Kinshasa (unknown airport), Democratic Republic of the Congo
The airplane was shot down by rebel forces with a 9K32 Strela-2 shoulder-fired, surface-to-air missile (also known as SA-7) about three minutes after leaving Kindu for Kinshasa. The Boeing crashed into dense jungle while the captain tried to carry out an emergency landing.

Shot down from the ground
Loss of control

» Flight International 13-19 January 1999
» Tommy Maurer


photo of Boeing-727-30-A4O-CF
accident date: 10-10-1998
type: Boeing 727-30
registration: A4O-CF
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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