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Pepa Airport

Pepa Airport (ICAO: FZRJ) is an airstrip 3 kilometres (2 mi) east of the village of Pepa in Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Pepa Airport
  • IATA: none
  • ICAO: FZRJ
Summary
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
Map

FZRJ

Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 1,760 5,774 Grass
Sources: GCM Google Maps

History

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.



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