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Last updated: 2 July 2020
Date:Friday 7 September 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-323C
Operator:Equaflight Services
Registration: TN-AGO
C/n / msn: 19519/619
First flight: 1967
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-7 (HK2)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lubumbashi-Luano (FBM) (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Lubumbashi-Luano Airport (FBM/FZQA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Kinshasa (unknown airport), Democratic Republic of the Congo
While accelerating down the runway at Lubumbashi the forward bogie of the right hand main landing gear failed. Part of the bogie fell away after takeoff. The landing gear could not be raised and the crew decided to return to Lubumbashi. After landing the aircraft ran off the side of the runway and crossed a ditch. Unconfirmed reports say 240 passengers were onboard this cargo plane.

Landing gear collapse
Runway excursion

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photo of Boeing-707-323C-TN-AGO
accident date: 07-09-2001
type: Boeing 707-323C
registration: TN-AGO
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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