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Accident
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Estado:Preliminar
Fecha:miércoles 18 agosto 2004
Hora:ca 11:10
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operador:Transworld Safaris
Registración: 5Y-TWH
Numéro de série: 208B-0784
Año de Construcción: 1999
Motores: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:16 km (10 milles) N of Goma (   República Democrática del Congo)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), República Democrática del Congo
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Walikale Airstrip, República Democrática del Congo
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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