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Date:Sunday 21 November 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-100-20 Hercules
Operator:Pacific Western Airlines
Registration: C-FPWX
MSN: 4361
First flight: 1969
Engines: 4 Allison 501-D22A
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kisangani (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Oostende Airport (OST/EBOS), Belgium
Destination airport:Lubumbashi-Karavia Airport (FZQO), Democratic Republic of the Congo
The crew tried to land the aircraft in a clearing when the right wing struck a 30 m high tree. Part of the wing was sheared off, and the aircraft impacted other trees and small termite mounts before colliding with a big termite mount.
The airplane carried power plant machinery.

» Toledo Blade - Nov 23, 1976


photo of Lockheed-L-100-20-Hercules-C-FPWX
accident date: 21-11-1976
type: Lockheed L-100-20 Hercules
registration: C-FPWX
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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