Bandundu Airport

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Bandundu Airport
Summary
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
Map
BandunduAirport is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
BandunduAirport
Bandundu
Airport
Location in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Runways
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.

Facilities[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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. Crash-Aerien.com. 19 July 2007.

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