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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Date:Thursday 16 January 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-331C
Operator:First International Airways
Registration: P4-OOO
MSN: 19435/629
First flight: 1967
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B (HK)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kananga Airport (KGA) (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Kinshasa (unknown airport), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Kananga Airport (KGA/FZUA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
The left hand main gear collapsed on landing. The aircraft ran off the side of the runway and caught fire.

Runway excursion


photo of Boeing-707-331C-P4-OOO
accident date: 16-01-1997
type: Boeing 707-331C
registration: P4-OOO
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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