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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 1 March 1990
Time:09:53
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-329C
Operator:Katale Aero Transport
Registration: 9Q-CVG
C/n / msn: 19162/480
First flight: 1966
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-7
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Goma Airport (GOM) (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Narrative:
The Boeing 707 cargo plane touched down 38 m short of the runway threshold at Goma Airport, D.R. Congo. The right hand main undercarriage collapsed and the aircraft ran off the runway to the right, coming to rest after 300 m.

Classification:

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 3/95


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Distance from Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport to Goma Airport as the crow flies is 1554 km (971 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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