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EC-HJU, Convair CV-580F, Swiftair S.A., DHL, Turbo-prop
Code Number:
TACV03P07_03
Title:
EC-HJU, Convair CV-580F, Swiftair S.A., DHL, Turbo-prop
CN: 147/012
Engines: 2x 501-D13D
Built: 1954
Seats: 40
Engines: 2x Allison 501 D13D/H
Also Registered As: OO-DHF, N100A, N200A, N2006, N73158, N5838, C-GQHA, ZS-SKH
Shot down on Aprl 27, 2006 in Lubutu - Amisi Democratic Republic of Congo

History:
N7600 built as Convair CV-340-63
N7600 Union Oil Company of California (January 1954)
N7600 converted to CV-580 (November 1960)
N7600 Esso (October 1961)
N100A Esso (October 1961)
N200A Esso (March 1965)
N2006 Esso (April 1966)
N2006 General Motors (April 1967)
N73158 Lake Central Airlines (August 1967)
N5838 Allegheny (August 1968)
N5838 stored Marana, Arizona (OCT 1975)
C-GQHA Great Lakes Airlines (December 1976)
C-GQHA Air Ontario (January 1981)
OO-DHF EAT/DHL (September 1988)
EC-HJU Swiftair/DHL (February 2000)
ZS-SKH Skyhaul (July 2005)

Accident report:
Date: 27/04/2006
Time: ca 11:00
Type: Convair CV-580F
Operator: LAC - SkyCongo
Registration: ZS-SKH
Crew: 3 fatalities / 3 on board
Passengers: 5 fatalities / 5 on board
Total: 8 fatalities / 8 on board
Airplane damage: Written off
Location: near Amisi Airport (DSaintRSaint Congo)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature: Air Cargo
Departure airport: Goma Airport (GOM)
Destination airport: Amisi Airport
The Convair CV-580 departed Goma (GOM) at 07:30 UTC on an air cargo flight to AmisiSaint The aircraft carried telecom equipment on behalf of the Vodacom companySaint The Convair was one of two planes used by LAC - SkyCongo, a subsidiary of Skyhaul (South Africa)Saint

sources: Huit morts dans un crash d├Ľavion pres Lubutu (Maniema) (Radio Okapi, 28-4-2006) Un crash d'avion au Maniema fait 8 morts (L'Express 28-4-2006)
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