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Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 19 November 2009
Time:ca 11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic MD82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82)
Operator:Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation - CAA
Registration: 9Q-CAB
MSN: 49702/1479
First flight: 1988-04-26 (21 years 7 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-217C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 117
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Goma Airport (GOM) (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Flightnumber:3711
Narrative:
A McDonnell Douglas MD-82 passenger plane, operated by Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation (CAA), was substantially damaged when it overran the runway on landing at Goma Airport (GOM), D.R. Congo. Some twenty passengers were injured in the accident.
Flight E9-3711 operated on a scheduled domestic flight from Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH) to Goma. The airplane failed to stop while landing on runway 36 and overran into a rocky lava field. Initial press reports indicate the runway was wet.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Radio Okapi
» RDC: un avion rate son freinage en bout de piste, quelques blessés légers (AFP, 19-11-2009)


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Distance from Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport to Goma Airport as the crow flies is 1554 km (971 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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