Airplane Crash - Kinshasa, Zaire 04/16/1969

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Kinshasa, Zaire


Date04/16/1969
LocationKinshasa, Zaire
OperatorWigmo
RouteKinshasa - Luluaburg
TypeCurtiss C-46
Aboard45
Fatalities45
Ground0
SummaryThe plane developed landing gear trouble while attempting to land at Luluaburg. The pilot chose to return to Kinshasa. He was circling to use up fuel when the accident occurred. The plane crashed into the Congo River. Leased to the Congolese Air Force.

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