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Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 19 April 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operating for:Kivu Air Services
Leased from:Gallovents Ten
Registration: ZS-ONT
MSN: 208B0220
First flight: 1990
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bukavu (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Cessna crashed in the Kahuzi-Biega National Park near Bukavu. Some reports say the pilot and three passengers died and that the airplane was flying for Kivu Air.

Sources:
» Central and Eastern Africa IRIN-CEA Weekly Round-up 16 (15 - 21 April 2000)
» Scramble 255


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Cessna 208

  • 2800+ built
  • 66th loss
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