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Last updated: 21 June 2021
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Date:Friday 18 April 2003
Time:10:33
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operator:Wetrafa
Registration: 9Q-CWF
MSN: 47531/638
First flight: 1971
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 37
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 45
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Brazzaville-Maya Maya Airport (BZV) (   Congo)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Mbuji-Mayi Airport (MJM/FZWA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Narrative:
Some four minutes after departure the aircraft's weather radar is said to have malfunctioned. The crew returned to the airport, but suffered control problems. A forced belly landing was made at Brazzaville.

Sources:
» Scramble 291
» Air International issue 9.03,p.18
» ICAO Adrep
» Scramble 289


Photos

photo of DC-9-32-N15525
accident date: 18-04-2003
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
registration: N15525
 

Map
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 Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport to Mbuji-Mayi Airport as the crow flies is 916 km (572 miles).

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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