Accident Convair CV-580 9Q-CRU, Tuesday 1 April 1997
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Date:Tuesday 1 April 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Convair CV-580
Owner/operator:Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation - CAA
Registration: 9Q-CRU
MSN: 41
Year of manufacture:1967
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Tshikapa Airport (TSH) -   Congo (Democratic Republic)
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tshikapa Airport (TSH/FZUK)
Destination airport:Mbuji-Mayi Airport (MJM/FZWA)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The Convair was taking off for a flight to Mbuji-Mayi when unusual noise was heard. The takeoff was aborted but the plane overran the runway and collided with an embankment. The takeoff was being performed up-slope. Normally takeoffs at Tshikapa are performed down-slope due to the significant slope of the 1000 m runway.


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