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Hull-loss description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 14 April 2000
Time:ca 11:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic CL44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CL-44D4-2
Operating for:Air Force of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Leased from:Africargo Airlines
Registration: 3C-ZPO
C/n / msn: 24
First flight: 1961-11-08 (38 years 6 months)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Tyne 515-10
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH) (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:-
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
A major fire erupted in a warehouse on the Kinshasa Airport and spread to a cargo of ammunition, causing several explosions. Some 109 people on the ground are said to have been killed. Several aircraft were damaged or destroyed in the fire. They included a Congo Army Caravelle (9Q-CZZ), a Government of Congo Boeing 707 (9Q-CGC), two Canadair CL-44 planes (3C-ZPO and TN-235) and an Antonov 28 (9Q-CZL).

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Sources:
» Scramble 253
» Terry Denham


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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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