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Date:Friday 31 August 2007
Time:ca 13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 310
Operating for:Air Serv International
Leased from:Solenta Aviation
Registration: ZS-NJK
MSN: 598
First flight: 1978
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:30 km (18.8 mls) E of Punia Airport (PUN) (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Punia Airport (PUN/FZOP), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Twin Otter was being ferried back from Punia (PUN) to Goma (GOM) in VMC. It was involved in an accident some 8-10 minutes after departure. The airplane crash-landed in the Oku River between Punia and Tchamaka. The airplane came to rest inverted in the water and was badly damaged.

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» Solenta Aviation


photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-310-ZS-NJK
accident date: 31-08-2007
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 310
registration: ZS-NJK

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 Punia Airport to Goma Airport as the crow flies is 323 km (202 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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DHC-6 Twin Otter

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