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Douglas DC-3 and C-47 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC

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Luano International Airport. Lubumbashi. Airport. ICAO code FZQA 9Q-CJJ 10110

-11° 35' 28.70", +27° 31' 34.56"

Click here for Google Map satellite image. Google Maps will open in a new window, be patient. Air Katanga / ITAB


32844

Congolese Military ex ZS-OJE (Don't have the new military serial)

9Q-CWI 26438

Wimbi Dira Airways ex ZS-NTD

9Q-CAM 34409

Virunga Air Charter
The table below is compiled from a report sent in by Brendan Odell on 26 July 2009 as to the status of DRC DC-3s as at that date.

C/N

reg

Notes

9410

3D-ATH

Interocean Airways, Derelict, Mbuji Mayi {refer photographs from Jean Dillen, ex C9-ATH}

9452

9Q-CTR

Air Kasai. Stored Ndolo Kinshasa. Ex ZS-EDX. Information received from Brendan Odell on 4 October 2009 is that the aircraft has been fitted with Antonov AN-2 propellers and is nicely painted in Air Kasai livery.

10110

9Q-CJJ

Air Katanga at Lubumbashi.

13348

9Q-CKA

Air Kasai. Stored N'dolo Airport Kinshasa.

13951

9Q-CRL

PME Aviation. Stored Ndjili Kinshasa {requires verification}.

18977

9Q-CYC

RVA, ex- Air Kasai. Stored Ndjili Kinshasa. (RVA = Régie des Voies Aériennes)

19771

9Q-CYE

Air Kasai Stored Ndolo Kinshasa.

19809

9Q-CSL

Belongs to SNEL (Congolese Electricity parastatal). Stored Ndolo Kinshasa - in excellent complete condition.

26438

9Q-***

Wimbi Dira Airways Lubumbashi Ex ZS-NTD

32844

ZS-OJE

Congolese Military, Lubumbashi

33257

9Q-CWI

Wimbi Dira Airways. Crashed Kabalo 19 June 2005, wreck still present.

34409

9Q-CAM

Virunga Air Charter, Goma.

I (Brendan Odell) have visited C-47B 9Q-CAM (s/n 17142/34409) in Goma DRC on 12 June 2009. I can confirm from its logbook information, that prior to its sale to Virunga Air Charter in 1981 and reregistration to that company as 9Q-CAM, it held the identity of 9T-JDM between 1963 and 1980. The "JDM" sufffix was for Joseph-Désiré Mobutu, as it was his VIP aircraft, and still retains its original VIP interior, even now. He later changed his name to Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngendu Wa Za Bang. (Mobutu Sésé Seko as he was more comonly known)


Virunga Air Charter
Douglas DC-3 Passenger and Cargo operations Goma, DRC
DC-3 operations since 1980 with DC-3 9Q-CAM
Contact Simba or Victor Ngezayo +24 3 99 819 0659
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Air Katanga/ITAB
ITAB International Trans Air Business
Charters from Lubumbashi, DRC
Air Katanga have been operating DC-3 charters from Lubumbashi for more than 25 years
Douglas DC-3 Charter enquiries telephone +24 3 26 0703

 

Wimbi Dira Airways

Wimbi Dira Airways http://www.wda.cd/about.jsp

 


9452 9Q-CTR Alex Cheminade

C/N 9452

9Q-CTR

Air Kasai

Kinshasa - N'dolo (NLO / FZAB)
September 21, 2009

Fitted with two AN-2 propellers

Photograph: Alex Cheminade

C/N 10110

9Q-CJJ

At Luano International Airport Lubumbashi. Democratic Republic of the Congo. DRC. January 2008.

Ex SAAF 6862
Ex ZS-NZA
Photograph: Mike Wrigley.

-11° 35' 28.70", +27° 31' 34.56" (Opens in Google maps)


Lubumbashi was previously Elizabethville

C/N 10110

9Q-CJJ At Lubumbashi's Luano International Airport. Democratic Republic of the Congo. DRC. January 2008.

Photograph: Mike Wrigley.

34409 9Q-CAM 14 nov 2006 GOMA Guido Potters

C/N 34409

9Q-CAM

Virunga Air Charter

Goma

14 November 2006

Photograph: Guido Potters



C/N 33257

9Q-CWI

Wimbi Dira Airways

Photograph: Wimbi Dira Airways

33257 9Q-CWI accident on 19 June 2005 at Kilembwe DRC Colin Laker taken January 2007 1

 

33257 9Q-CWI accident on 19 June 2005 at Kilembwe DRC Colin Laker taken January 2007 2 800

C/N 33257

9Q-CWI

Accident 19 June 2005

Aicraft bounced on landing and ground loop, tearing off an undercarriage leg and engine.

Photgraph taken in January/February 2007

Photograph: Colin Laker

c/n 13348

9Q-CKA

TAZ no titles Kinshasa N´dolo 17 April 1986

A visit in Kinshasa. I visited Åke Jansson, owner of TAZ Transports Aériens Zairois, and had the opportunity of taking these pictures.

Transport Aérien Zairois - TAZ (became Transport Aérien Congo and later Air Kasai)
Transport Aérien Zaïroise

Text and Photograph: Rolf Larsson


18977 9Q-CYC Jorg Zmich  IMG_0068


C/N 18977
9Q-CYC
Kinshasa Ndjili 22 October 2010
It is ex TAZ (Transports Aerienne Zairios) (Ake Jansson) and was given to the RVA (Régie des Voies Aériennes)
Photograph: Jorg Zmich (Jörg-Dieter Zmich)


c/n 18977

9Q-CYC

TAZ no titles  Kinshasa N´dolo 17 April 1986

A visit in Kinshasa. I visited Åke Jansson, owner of TAZ Transports Aériens Zairois, and had the opportunity of taking these pictures

Text and Photograph: Rolf Larsson

c/n 19771

9Q-CYE

TAZ no titles Kinshasa N´dolo 17 April 1986

Photograph: Rolf Larsson


c/n 26457

9Q-CJM

Possibly operated by Safari Air, later reported as to TAZ but was not part of the TAZ fleet at the time of my visit

Tex and Photograph: Rolf Larsson


C/N 33445

9Q-CUK

At Vallentuna, north of Stockholm, on 21 October 1991

Photograph: Rolf Larsson


33445 9Q-CUK  Congo Queen Sweden Anders Melin 2 October 2010 a

 

33445 9Q-CUK  Congo Queen Sweden Anders Melin 2 October 2010 b

 

C/N 33445

9Q-CUK

2 October 2010

Photograph: Anders Melin

Hi

Found your most interesting site. 9Q-CUK  “Congo Queen” is still going (flying) strong in Sweden. She is still owned by Ake Jansson and now operated by Vallentuna Aviators http://www.vallentuna-aviators.se

I enclose two pictures of 9Q-CUK taken 2nd October 2010

Kind regards Anders Melin

19809 9Q-CSL Ndola Airport Kinshasa 2007 John Miller

C/N 19809

9Q-CSL

N'dola Airport Kinshasa

2007

The two DC-3 aircraft in the background are:

Left C/N 13348 9Q-CKA

Right C/N 19771 9Q-CYE

Photograph: John Miller


13348 9Q-CKA with wings Ndola Airport Kinshasa 2007 John Miller

C/N 13348 9Q-CKA (2) with wings

C/N 19771 9Q-CYE (2) without wings

N'dola Airport Kinshasa

2007

-4° 19' 40.19", +15° 19' 42.51" (opens in Google Maps)

Photograph: John Miller


13348 9O-AEE Republique Du Congo Will Blunt

C/N 13348

9O-AEE

Republique du Congo

Photograph: Will Blunt

 

 








I have visited C-47B 9Q-CAM (s/n 17142/34409) in Goma DRC. I can confirm from its logbook information, that prior to its sale to Virunga Air Charter in 1981 and reregistration to that company as 9Q-CAM, it held the identity of 9T-JDM between 1963 and 1980. The "JDM" sufffix was for Joseph-Désiré Mobutu, as it was his VIP aircraft, and still retains its original VIP interior, even now.

 
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