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Date:Friday 6 June 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 781D Viscount
Registration: 9Q-CWL
MSN: 280
First flight: 1958
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 510
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Irumu (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bunia Airport (BUX/FZKA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Kisangani Airport (FKI/FZIA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
The aircraft crashed in flames, killing all on board.

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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 Bunia Airport to Kisangani Airport as the crow flies is 572 km (358 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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Vickers Viscount

  • 445 built
  • 142nd loss
  • 67th fatal accident
  • 32nd worst accident
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 Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • 11th worst accident (at the time)
  • 21st worst accident (currently)
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