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Date:Saturday 23 August 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP
Operator:Doren Air Congo
Registration: 9Q-CXB
MSN: 820925
First flight: 1982
Total airframe hrs:5875
Engines: 2 Walter M-601D
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mulume Munene (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Bukavu-Kavumu Airport (BKY/FZMA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Kama, Democratic Republic of the Congo
A Doren Air Congo Let L-410 turboprop aircraft crashed in a wooded area in mountainous terrain during a flight between Bukavu and Kama in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The airplane departed Bukavu at 13:42 hours carrying a crew of two, two passengers and nearly 1,300 kg of goods. The cruising altitude was FL105. Last radio contact was at 13:48.
The burnt wreckage was located on August 25 at Mulume Munene, 30 km south-southwest of Kavumu Airport.

Probable Cause:

The Causes:
Despite the loss of flight data due to the thermal influence of the high temperature on the flight data recorder tape following the fire; the probable cause of this accident was the loss of an engine in very dangerous high terrain.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BPEA DR Congo
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 104 days (3 months)
Accident number: BPEA/ACCID/04/20144
Download report: Final report
Language: French

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photo of Let-L-410UVP-D-COXC
accident date: 23-08-2014
type: Let L-410UVP
registration: D-COXC

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 Bukavu-Kavumu Airport to Kama as the crow flies is 230 km (144 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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Let L-410

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