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Last updated: 19 October 2017
Datum:Mittwoch 18 August 2004
Zeit:ca 11:10
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Fluggesellschaft:Transworld Safaris
Kennzeichen: 5Y-TWH
Werknummer: 208B-0784
Baujahr: 1999
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:16 km (10 Meilen) N of Goma (   Kongo/Kinshasa)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Kongo/Kinshasa
Flug nach:Walikale Airstrip, Kongo/Kinshasa
The Grand Caravan collided with the Nyarigongo Volcano in bad weather, ten minutes after takeoff. It crashed into the 8,500 feet level of the 11,000 feet high volcano.

» Scramble 307
» Tears as pilot’s body arrives (East African Standard 21-8-2004)
» Trois morts dans un accident d'avion en RDCongo (AFP 21-08-2004)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Goma Airport to Walikale Airstrip as the crow flies is 136 km (85 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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