Accident Lockheed L-188A Electra 9Q-CDI,
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Date:Monday 8 February 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed L-188A Electra
Owner/operator:Air Karibu
Registration: 9Q-CDI
MSN: 1037
Year of manufacture:1959
Engine model:Allison 501-D13
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Kinshasa -   Congo (Democratic Republic)
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA)
Destination airport:Mbandaka Airport (MDK/FZEA)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The Electra plane was rented by the Congolese Armed Forces to transport fuel to Mbandaka. The aircraft, 6 tonnes overloaded, also carried live ammunition including bombs. Because no co-pilot was present, the flight engineer was performing duties of the co-pilot and a ground mechanic was performing duties of the flight engineer. Shortly after takeoff the no. 3 engine had to be shut down. The captain tried to return to the airport but the plane lost altitude and control, crashing some three minutes after takeoff, on the premises of the Congolese Electricity Company.


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photo (c) Werner Fischdick; Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU); 02 January 1990

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