Other Canadair CL-44D4-2 3C-ZPO, Friday 14 April 2000
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Date:Friday 14 April 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic CL44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Canadair CL-44D4-2
Owner/operator:Air Force of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Registration: 3C-ZPO
MSN: 24
Year of manufacture:1961
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Tyne 515-10
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH) -   Congo (Democratic Republic)
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A major fire erupted in a warehouse on the Kinshasa Airport and spread to a cargo of ammunition, causing several explosions. Some 109 people on the ground are said to have been killed. Several aircraft were damaged or destroyed in the fire. They included a Congo Army Caravelle (9Q-CZZ), a Government of Congo Boeing 707 (9Q-CGC), two Canadair CL-44 planes (3C-ZPO and TN-235) and an Antonov 28 (9Q-CZL).


Scramble 253
Terry Denham

History of this aircraft

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photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Sharjah Airport (SHJ); November 1999

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