Hewa Bora Airlines Boeing 727 Misses Runway And Crashes In Democratic Republic Of Congo 112 On Board

by Aviation News Reporter on July 8, 2011

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Hewa Bora Airlines Boeing 727 Misses Runway And Crashes In Democratic Republic Of Congo

Hewa Bora Airlines Boeing 727 Misses Runway And Crashes In Democratic Republic Of Congo

A Hewa Bora Boeing 727, flight 952 from Kinshana N’Djili to Kisangani (Democratic Republic of Congo) with 112 people on board, missed Kisangani’s runway while attempting to land in poor weather conditions at 15:00L (14:00Z) and broke up.

The pilot tried to land but apparently they didn’t touch the runway.

Fifty-three have perished, that is the last figure with the toll was likely to be revised.

A Government spokesman said he had been told that rescue services had pulled 40 survivors from the wreckage of the Boeing 727.

Hewa Bora is on a European Union list of airlines banned due to security concerns, as are all carriers certified in the central African country which has one of the worst air transport security records in the world.

According to ATDB Hewa Bora operates one Boeing 727-100 registration 9Q-COP and 4 Boeing 727-200s registrations 9Q-CHE, 9Q-CHF, 9Q-CHG and 9Q-PSC.

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