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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 27 January 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic N262 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Nord 262A-44
Operator:Trans Service Airlift
Registration: 9Q-CJK
MSN: 11
First flight: 1965
Engines: 2 Turbomeca Bastan VI-C1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 21
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kinshasa-N'Dolo Airport (NLO) (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Kinshasa-N'Dolo Airport (NLO/FZAB), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Tembo Airstrip, Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Nord overran the runway on takeoff, struck cars and trucks before coming to rest on a railway track. Reportedly, the aircraft was overloaded.

Runway excursion

» Scramble 168
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photo of Nord-262A-44-F-GBEK
accident date: 27-01-1993
type: Nord 262A-44
registration: F-GBEK

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 Kinshasa-N'Dolo Airport to Tembo Airstrip as the crow flies is 434 km (271 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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