Hewa Bora Airways’ (Kinshasa) crew operating McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) 9Q-COQ (msn 49176, ex N226AA) was forced to make an emergency landing on Monday (June 21) at Kinshasa after takeoff from the capital on a flight to Goma via Kisangani. The crew made an emergency landing off the runway after a tire was blown on takeoff. There were no reported injuries among the 101 passengers and crew on board. The airliner was severely damaged and is probably an insurance write off. It was formerly operated by American Airlines.
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