Pepa Airport

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Pepa Airport
Serves Pepa
Location Democratic Republic of the Congo
Elevation AMSL 6,562 ft / 2,000 m
Coordinates 7°42′55″S 29°48′35″E / 7.715287°S 29.809856°E / -7.715287; 29.809856Coordinates: 7°42′55″S 29°48′35″E / 7.715287°S 29.809856°E / -7.715287; 29.809856
Pepa Airport is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Pepa Airport
Pepa Airport
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 2,100 6,890 Grass
Sources: GCM[1] Google Maps[2]

Pepa Airport (ICAO: FZRJ) is an airstrip near the village of Pepa in Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.[3]

In April 2000, during the Second Congo War (1998-2003), a Rwandan Air Force Antonov An-8 crashed on take-off from the airstrip, killing the crew of four and about 20 Rwandan soldiers, including a Rwanda Army major, two captains, and two lieutenants. Other reports placed the death toll as high as 57.

The cause was thought to be a birdstrike.[4]


  1. ^ Airport information for FZRJ at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ Google Maps - Pepa
  3. ^ "Pepa Airport Information". Air Charter. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  4. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 

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