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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Thursday 12 June 2008
Time:12:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 35A
Operating for:United Nations - UN
Leased from:FAI Air Service
Registration: D-CFAI
C/n / msn: 35A-365
First flight: 1981
Engines: 2 Garrett TFE731-2-2B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kisangani-Bangoka International Airport (FKI) (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Kisangani-Bangoka International Airport (FKI/FZIC), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Bukavu-Kamenbe Airport (BKY/FZMA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Narrative:
Takeoff was aborted and the Learjet swerved to the right, leaving the runway. The undercarriage was torn off in the accident and the airplane sustained substantial damage to fuselage and wings.

Classification:

Runway excursion

Sources:
» BFU 2X002-08


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Distance from Kisangani-Bangoka International Airport to Bukavu-Kamenbe Airport as the crow flies is 493 km (308 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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