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Last updated: 14 May 2021
Datum:vrijdag 8 juli 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-22 (WL)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Hewa Bora Airways
Registratie: 9Q-COP
Constructienummer: 18323/136
Bouwjaar: 1965-09-11 (45 years 10 months)
Motoren: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7 (HK3)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 72 / inzittenden: 108
Totaal:slachtoffers: 77 / inzittenden: 115
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Kisangani-Bangoka International Airport (FKI) (   Democratische Republiek Kongo)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), Democratische Republiek Kongo
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kisangani-Bangoka International Airport (FKI/FZIC), Democratische Republiek Kongo
Vluchtnummer: 952
A Boeing 727 operated by Hewa Bora Airways crashed on landing at Kisangani Airport (FKI), D.R. Congo. The airplane operated on a domestic flight from Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH) to Kisangani-Bangoka International Airport (FKI). Preliminary information from the DRC indicates that of the 115 persons on board, there were 77 fatalities, including the three flight crewmembers and two of the four cabin crew.
The weather was reported to have been poor at the time of the accident with heavy rain, limited visibility and thunderstorms in the area. The airplane collided with the ground during visual approach to runway 31.

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photo of Boeing-727-022-VR-BMC
accident date: 08-07-2011
type: Boeing 727-022
registration: VR-BMC
photo of Boeing-727-022-VR-BMC
accident date: 08-07-2011
type: Boeing 727-022
registration: VR-BMC
photo of Boeing-727-022-VR-BMC
accident date: 08-07-2011
type: Boeing 727-022
registration: VR-BMC

Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
12 APR 1965 N7031U Boeing first flight
22 APR 1965 N7031U United Air Lines delivered
18 AUG 1978 HL7337 Korean Air Lines - KAL bought
20 JUN 1984 HL7337 Korean Air KAL became Korean Air
05 SEP 1985 N1187Z ATASCO Leasing Inc. bought
JAN 1986 N1187Z Skybus leased
JAN 1986 N1187Z World Airways sub-leased
30 APR 1986 N1187Z Skybus returned
07 MAY 1986 N1187Z Air Atlanta sub-leased
MAR 1987 N863SY ATASCO Leasing Inc. returned
AUG 1987 CC-CIW Ladeco Airlines leased
16 JUL 1992 N863SY ATASCO Leasing Inc. returned
15 OCT 1992 VR-BMC UD Avation Service
04 FEB 1999 N727CF Southwest Jet
21 DEC 2001 N727CF KBK Financial
FEB 2002 N727CF PDC 1999 LLC
OCT 2004 3D-BOC Executive Jet Services
2006 S9-DBM Executive Jet Services
FEB 2010 9Q-COP Hewa Bora Airways

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport en Kisangani-Bangoka International Airport bedraagt 1220 km (762 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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Boeing 727

  • 1832 built
  • 116e ongeval
  • 56e dodelijk ongeval
  • 27e zwaarste ongeval
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