Bandundu Airport

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Bandundu Airport
Airport type Public
Location Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Elevation AMSL 1,053 ft / 321 m
Coordinates 03°18′40″S 017°22′54″E / 3.31111°S 17.38167°E / -3.31111; 17.38167Coordinates: 03°18′40″S 017°22′54″E / 3.31111°S 17.38167°E / -3.31111; 17.38167
BandunduAirport is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Location in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 1,380 4,528 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Bandundu Airport (IATA: FDUICAO: FZBO) is an airport serving Bandundu,[1] a city in the Bandundu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


The airport resides at an elevation of 1,053 feet (321 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 11/29 with an asphalt surface measuring 1,380 by 30 metres (4,528 ft × 98 ft).[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger airlines[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Malila Airlift Kinshasa-N'Dolo

Cargo airlines[edit]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Two occurrences are reported to have occurred on 17 July 2007 at Bandundu. The reports may refer to the same occurrence with factual errors:

  • In one report, a Let-410UVP, tail number 9Q-CIM of Cargo Bull Aviation suffered a bird strike and crashed with no injuries but aircraft written off.[3]
  • In the other report an Antonov (either an An-24 or An-32) that had stopped en route from Kinshasa N'Dolo Airport to Nioki Airport lost its number 1 engine during initial climb and crashed 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Bandundu with substantial damage but no injuries.[4] Another report has this occurring the next day with a minor injury to an Austrian pilot.[5] Another identifies the operator as Malift Air, the date as 18 July, the failure as an engine explosion during landing, and the aircraft destroyed.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b c Airport information for FZBO from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
  2. ^ Airport information for FDU at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ Let 410UVP, Cargo Bull Aviation. Aviation Safety Network. 18 July 2007.
  4. ^ Antonov 24: Malift Air. Aviation Safety Network. 18 Jul 2007.
  5. ^ Recent Incidents / Accidents. JACDEC. July 2007.
  6. ^ Accidents & Incidents. Air Safety Week. 30 July 2007.
  7. ^ (French) Accident d'avion dans le sud de la Rép. Dém. du Congo. 19 July 2007.

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