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Bandundu Airport

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.

Bandundu Airport
  • IATA: FDU
  • ICAO: FZBO
Summary
Airport type Public
Location Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Elevation AMSL 1,053 ft / 321 m
Coordinates 3°18′40″S
17°22′54″E
Map

FDU
Location in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 1,375 4,511 Asphalt
Source: WAD GCM

Airlines and destinations

Cargo airlines

  • Cargo Bull Aviation

Accidents and incidents

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


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