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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27907
Last updated: 29 October 2019
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Date:28-JUL-1973
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain
Owner/operator:Compagnie Cotonnière et Industrielle
Registration: 9Q-CCC
C/n / msn: 31-...
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mount Sabyinyo -   Congo (Democratic Republic)
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Kavumu Airport (BKY/FZMA) Bukavu, Zaire
Destination airport:Goma International Airport (GOM/FZNA)
Narrative:
CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain) when flew into high ground at the 3,645 metre (11,959 ft) Mount Sabyinyo in the Virunga Mountains, in the Virunga National Park. Aircraft impacted at 7,000 feet, 68 km from Goma, Zaire. 

The aircraft crashed and burst into flames, falling hundreds of feet below the point of impact. All seven persons on board (crew of two plus five passengers. all reported in the press as Belgian nationals) were killed. Two of the fatalities were small children.

Sources:

1. http://www.stanleyville.be/documents/9Q.pdf
2. http://www.inchi-yetu.be/sl_kzi_phil.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
27-Apr-2015 00:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2016 21:11 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source]
13-Feb-2016 21:12 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Sep-2017 17:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
03-May-2019 12:42 TB Updated [Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
29-Oct-2019 18:10 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]

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