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Last updated: 19 October 2019
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 28 August 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle 11R
Operator:Trans Air Congo
Registration: 3D-KIK
C/n / msn: 251
First flight: 1968
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gisenyi Airport (GYI) (   Rwanda)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Narrative:
Caravelle 3D-KIK was chartered by the Celtel company to transport telecommunications equipment to Goma. Approaching Goma, the pilot was not allowed to land and was forced to hold near Goma. Low on fuel, the captain decided to divert to neighboring Gisenyi Airport's in Rwanda. The Caravelle crashed on landing at Gisenyi Airport's 1000 metre long runway 01/19.
Uncertainty exist regarding the owner of the plane, which had been reported as Transair, Waltair and a Mr. K. Lemaire.

Sources:
» MONUC
» Tommy Maure
» SC's airliner lists
» Digital Congo


Photos

photo of Caravelle-11R-3D-KIK
accident date: 28-08-2004
type: Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle 11R
registration: 3D-KIK
photo of Caravelle-11R-F-WQCU
accident date: 28-08-2004
type: Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle 11R
registration: F-WQCU
 

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 Goma Airport as the crow flies is 1554 km (971 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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