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Last updated: 18 February 2020
Date:Monday 21 June 2010
Time:ca 12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82)
Operator:Hewa Bora Airways
Registration: 9Q-COQ
C/n / msn: 49178/1122
First flight: 1983
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-217C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 101
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH) (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Lubumbashi-Luano Airport (FBM/FZQA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Flightnumber: 601
A McDonnell Douglas MD-82 passenger plane, operated by Hewa Bora Airways, sustained damage in an emergency landing at Kinshasa, D.R.Congo.
The airplane had departed on a domestic service, EO601, to Lubumbashi-Luano (FBM/FZQA). One of the tyres blew on takeoff, causing damage to the hydraulical system as well as engine no. 1. The crew declared an emergency and returned to the airport. The airplane came to rest on brushy ground next to the runway.

Runway excursion

» Hewa Bora press release
» Plane with 101 on board makes emergency landing (AFP, 21-6-2010)


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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 Lubumbashi-Luano Airport as the crow flies is 1546 km (966 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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