Bandundu Airport

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Bandundu Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
LocationBandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Elevation AMSL1,053 ft / 321 m
Coordinates3°18′40″S 17°22′54″E / 3.31111°S 17.38167°E / -3.31111; 17.38167Coordinates: 3°18′40″S 17°22′54″E / 3.31111°S 17.38167°E / -3.31111; 17.38167
Map
FDU is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
FDU
FDU
Location in the
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 1,375 4,511 Asphalt
Source: WAD[1] GCM[2]

Bandundu Airport (IATA: FDU, ICAO: FZBO) is an airport serving Bandundu, capital of the Bandundu Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Bandundu non-directional beacon (Ident: BAN) is located on the field.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

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.[4]
  • 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.[5] Another report has this occurring the next day with a minor injury to an Austrian pilot.[6] Another identifies the operator as Malift Air, the date as 18 July, the failure as an engine explosion during landing, and the aircraft destroyed.[7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for Bandundu Airport - World Aero Data
  2. ^ Airport information for Bandundu Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ "Bandundu NDB (BAN) @ OurAirports". ourairports.com. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
  4. ^ Let 410UVP, Cargo Bull Aviation. Aviation Safety Network. 18 July 2007.
  5. ^ Antonov 24: Malift Air. Aviation Safety Network. 18 Jul 2007.
  6. ^ Recent Incidents / Accidents. JACDEC. July 2007.
  7. ^ Accidents & Incidents. Air Safety Week. 30 July 2007.
  8. ^ (in French) Accident d'avion dans le sud de la Rép. Dém. du Congo. Crash-Aerien.com. 19 July 2007.

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