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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Date:Monday 2 October 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic N262 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Nord 262A-42
Operating for:Malu Aviation
Leased from:Business Aviation
Registration: 9Q-CBA
MSN: 57
First flight: 1969
Engines: 2 Turbomeca Bastan VI-C1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kikwit Airport (KKW) (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Kikwit Airport (KKW/FZCA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
It had been raining when the Nord 262 arrived at Kikwit. The airplane ran off the side of the runway and ended up in bushes. The left hand main gear is understood to have collapsed in the accident sequence.

Runway excursion

» Un avion s’écrase à l’atterrissage à Kikwit (, 5-10-2006)


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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 Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport to Kikwit Airport as the crow flies is 376 km (235 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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