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Old 25th Aug 2010, 14:43
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Congo Plane Crash

Does anyone have some info about this?
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 14:47
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From the BBC Website:

A plane has crashed in the west of the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing 19 people, officials say.

Two people survived the crash, the police chief in Bandundu province told AP news agency.

A UN spokesman told Reuters the plane had crashed into a house near Bandundu town's airstrip.

DR Congo, the size of western Europe and with few roads after decades of civil war, has one of the world's worst air safety records.

UN spokesman Madnodje Mounoubai said a number of people on board and on the ground had been killed.

The police said that 19 bodies had been pulled from the crash site.

According to AP, the plane was operated by the local air carrier Filair and was en route to Bandundu from the centre of the country.

It was then due to continue to the capital, Kinshasa.
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 14:51
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Apparently a Filair aircraft. They operate 1 LET-410 and 1 AN-24RV.
Good week for aviation.
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Old 25th Aug 2010, 21:27
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Crash: Filair L410 at Bandundu on Aug 25th 2010, impacted building
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 16:34
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does anyone know the name of pilots? a friend of my is working with Filair and I cannot contact him...
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 17:53
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The pilot was reported to be the owner of Filair.
I hope this was not your friend--

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Old 26th Aug 2010, 18:40
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no..I didn t know Mr. Philemotte..anyway I m very sorry for him..
my friend is a a FO and I cannot find any info about the co-pilot of that unlucky flight... if you hear something about that, pls let me know
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 19:34
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Question?

How many Pax does a L410 carry?

19 sounds actually quite high for a L410. I might be wrong though
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 19:37
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The Let L-410 Turbolet is a twin engined short-range transport aircraft, manufactured by the Czech aircraft manufacturer LET, mostly used for passenger transport. The L-410 first flew in 1969, and with more than 1100 produced, is the most popular 19-seat plane in history
You know Google does a great job of finding stuff like this....

Here's the full Wikipedia link for starters:
Let L-410 Turbolet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

- GY
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Old 26th Aug 2010, 20:05
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According to a Belgian newspaper the name of the pilot is Daniel Philemotte
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Old 27th Aug 2010, 06:34
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Co-pilot Filair...

The co-pilot was British - Wilson

The other co-pilot Alfred - French is on vacation since 1 month

The Hostess was Lucy the sister in law of the Captain

17 of the 18 pax lost their lives in the crash

I hate to be the bearer of bad news....
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Old 27th Aug 2010, 07:36
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RIP

Flew for Filair in the past.
Danny was a great guy.
It's really sad...
Hope they'll find what happened...
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Old 27th Aug 2010, 17:25
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Accident place (slideshow):
Crash avion Fil Air
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Old 28th Aug 2010, 21:38
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Not sure what I am doing here but am trying to find out anything about the crash in Congo last week for family of Chris. What do you think happened. I dont know?
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Mobotu,

Thanks for your post.
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I have the truth about what happened I am trying to contact any family member Chris was a very good friend of mine he emailed me the night before the accident. please email me thanks
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Old 30th Aug 2010, 19:07
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Congo Air Crash

FAO P Miller. I'm a friend of Chris's older brother. As you'll appreciate the family are very upset at the moment but when I last spoke to him they had little information, how would they contact you if they wanted to speak to you?
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Cool

Hi,

This is some news about this crash ....
And if true .. it's astonishing ! (why the raport of the sole survivor will not be true ?? )
Google Vertaling

Original:
Les vraies raisons du crash de Bandundu RD Congo, Socit : Jeuneafrique.com
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Any chance of an English translation?
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Old 21st Oct 2010, 07:15
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Post 18; click on "Google Vertaling" Bizarre if true
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