Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Kamako: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jul 27, 2018 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9S-GFS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kamako - Tshikapa
MSN:
1G201-29
YOM:
1983
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Kamako Airport, while in initial climb, the single engine airplane went out of control and crashed in flames in a prairie located 3 km from the airfield. The pilot and a passenger survived while five other occupants were killed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Kamako

Date & Time: Sep 13, 2013 at 1150 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CFT
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tshikapa - Kamako
MSN:
1G223-14
YOM:
1987
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
16798
Captain / Total hours on type:
16000.00
Aircraft flight hours:
6981
Circumstances:
The approach to Kamako Airport was considered as normal. On short final, weather conditions deteriorated and the single engine airplane lost height and struck the ground 16 meters short of runway 12 threshold. It slid on its belly before coming to rest 37 meters past the threshold. All six occupants, one pilot and five passengers, were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the loss of control that occurred on short final was the result of the combination of a human error and weather component. The pilot was surprised by the abrupt change in weather conditions on short final to Kamako runway 12. He elected to make a go-around and increased engine power but unfortunately, low level windshear caused the aircraft to lose height and to struck the ground as its speed was insufficient. In consequence, the increase power was too low to allow the pilot to maintain the approach profile. The torsion of the blades confirmed that the engine was at full power for a go-around manoeuvre at impact. The absence of a windsock at Kamako Airfield was considered as a contributing factor.
Final Report: