FilAir let L-410 crashes in the Congo, 20 dead

FilAir’s (Kinshasa) Let L410UVP-E 9Q-CCN (msn 902422) yesterday (August 25) was operating a passenger flight originating from Kinshasa for Bandundu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At 13:00 (1300) local time, the aircraft crashed into a house 1.2 miles short of the runway at Bandundu. The airliner hit a house but nobody was injured on the ground. Twenty people aboard the plane were killed leaving a single female passenger as a survivor. Radio Okapi reported that the aircraft ran out of fuel after being unable to land at Bandundu.

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