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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Date:Monday 24 September 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP
Operator:Free Airlines
Registration: 9Q-CVL
MSN: 810617
First flight: 1981
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Malemba Nkulu (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Lubumbashi-Luano Airport (FBM/FZQA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:?
A Let 410 plane, operated by Free Airlines but with a Karibu Airways colour scheme, reportedly crashed on landing at Malemba Nkulu. Five occupants sustained serious injuries and one of the pilots died shortly after the accident. The aircraft came to rest in a cemetery.

Runway excursion

» Malemba Nkulu : crash d'avion, un mort et cinq blessés graves (Radio Okapi, 24-9-2007)
» Malemba Nkulu : réactions après le crash de l’avion de Karibu Airways (Radio Okapi, 26-9-2007)


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