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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 27 January 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic N262 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Nord 262C-66
Operator:Force Aérienne Congolaise
Registration: TN-230
C/n / msn: 103
First flight: 1974
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kinkala (   Congo)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pointe Noire Airport (PNR/FCPP), Congo
Destination airport:Brazzaville-Maya Maya Airport (BZV/FCBB), Congo
Narrative:
Crashed in poor weather.

Sources:
» Scramble Vol.11, nr.09


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Distance from Pointe Noire Airport to Brazzaville-Maya Maya Airport as the crow flies is 377 km (235 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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