Tuesday, May 28, 2013

► CONGO (KINSHASA): Korongo's only aircraft suffers wing damage in Lubumbashi; Safair 737 being leased in the meantime.

Korongo AirlinesKorongo Airlines (ZC) sole remaining aircraft, a Boeing 737-300 (MSN 25070 | OO-LTM), on the evening of Friday May 24, suffered damage to its left wing tip while taxiing to its parking position at Lubumbashi's Luano International Airport, the carrier has announced.

Korongo's sole 737-300 OO-LFM
Korongo's sole 737-300 OO-LFM (korongo)
While the exact cause of the accident was not specified, Korongo did state that the aircraft had been temporarily withdrawn from service with a back up Boeing 737 (unspecified model) leased from South Africa's Safair Operations having resumed flights for the airline on Sunday.

The Safair 737 will continue to ply flights to Kinshasa, Mbuji-Mayi, Lubumbashi and Johannesburg on behalf of Korongo until OO-LTM is ready to resume flights.