Crash of a Lockheed C-130BZ Hercules in Goma

Date & Time: Jan 9, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
403
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Beni - Goma
MSN:
3750
YOM:
1962
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
59
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The four engine airplane was completing a flight from Beni to Goma, carrying 59 South African troops and eight crew members from the 28th Squadron on behalf of the MONUSCO (Mission de l’Organisation des Nations unies pour la stabilisation en République Démocratique du Congo). The approach and landing were completed in heavy rain falls. After touchdown, the airplane veered off runway to the left and came to rest in a grassy area with the left wing broken in two and the n°1 engine on fire. All 67 occupants escaped uninjured and the fire was quickly contained. However, the aircraft seems to be damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12A in Geneina: 18 killed

Date & Time: Jan 2, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Geneina - Khartoum
MSN:
2340606
YOM:
1962
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
18
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Geneina Airport, the four engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames about 5 km from the airport. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all 18 occupants were killed, among them three children. The aircraft was returning to Khartoum after delivering medical aid.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130H Hercules in the Drake Passage: 38 killed

Date & Time: Dec 9, 2019 at 1813 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
990
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Punta Arenas - Teniente Marsh
MSN:
4776
YOM:
1978
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
17
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
21
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
38
Circumstances:
The four engine airplane departed Santiago de Chile at 1021LT and landed at Punta Arenas for a technical stop at 1444LT. It took off at 1653LT on a leg to Teniente Rodolfo Marsh-Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva Airport located on King George Island, Antarctica, carrying 21 passengers and 17 crew members. After flying a distance of about 390 NM, while in cruising altitude, the radar contact was lost, vertical to the Drake Passage. SAR operations were initiated jointly by the Chilean, Uruguay and Argentine Air Forces which dispatched several aircraft over the area. Two days later, debris were found floating on water. It seems that none of the 38 occupants survived the crash.

Crash of an Antonov AN-72 near Okoto: 8 killed

Date & Time: Oct 10, 2019 at 1430 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
A-72903
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Goma - Kinshasa
MSN:
36572020385
YOM:
1987
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Goma Airport at 1532LT on a cargo flight to Kinshasa, carrying four crew members, four passengers and various goods for the Congolese Presidency. The last contact with the flight was 59 minutes after takeoff from Goma Airport then the airplane disappeared without any distress call from the crew. The wreckage was localised on October 14 near the village of Okoto, Kole region, in the west part of the Kasai-Oriental Province. The aircraft was destroyed and all eight occupants were killed, among them two bodyguards and one of the personal driver of the Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi who returned from Goma to Kinshasa the same day in another aircraft. The Congolese Presidency confirmed that Félix Tshisekedi spent four days in Goma and that his personal Jeep was on board the AN-72.

Crash of an Antonov AN-72P off Kribi

Date & Time: Jul 30, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
032
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Malabo – Bata
MSN:
36576096926
YOM:
1992
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route from Malabo to Bata, the crew encountered poor weather conditions when the airplane crashed in unknown circumstances into the sea few km off Kribi, South Cameroon. All seven occupants were rescued while the aircraft sank and was lost.

Crash of an Antonov AN-32 near Lipo: 13 killed

Date & Time: Jun 3, 2019 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
K2752
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Jorhat - Mechuka
MSN:
1009
YOM:
1987
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
The airplane departed Jorhat Airport at 1227LT on a flight to Mechuka, Arunachal Pradesh. About half an hour later, while in cruising altitude, radio and radar contact was lost. SAR operations were quickly initiated and the wreckage was spotted eight days later, on June 11, by the crew of a Mil Mi-17 helicopter near the village of Lipo. The wreckage was found at an altitude of 12,000 feet in a wooded and steep area, about 34 km southeast of Mechuka Airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all 13 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Casa C-295M in Santa Cilia

Date & Time: Apr 3, 2019 at 1130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
T.21-10
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
S-027
YOM:
2005
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The airplane was engaged in the exercise 'ECCAragon2019' organized by the Aerial Evacuation Unit of the Air Force and was carrying six passengers and a crew of four on behalf of the 35th Aerial Unit based at Getafe AFB. Upon touchdown on runway 27 (850 meters long), the airplane bounced twice then landed firmly. It veered to the right and struck the concrete taxiway passing to the north apron. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the airplane overran, struck trees and came to rest in a wooded area. All 10 occupants were slightly injured and evacuated.

Crash of a Pilatus AU-23A Turbo Porter in Wat Bang Sala

Date & Time: Mar 5, 2019 at 1300 LT
Operator:
Registration:
74-2079
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Pattani - Hat Yai
MSN:
2079
YOM:
1974
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Pattani (9th AF Command) at 1156LT bound for the Wing 56 Air Division 4 located at Hat Yai Airport. En route, the crew encountered technical problems with the engine and decided to attempt an emergency landing when the airplane crashed in a small wooded terrain located in the region of Wat Bang Sala. All three occupants were injured and the aircraft was written off.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26B in Beni

Date & Time: Dec 24, 2018
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
9T-TAB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kisangani – Beni
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
68
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The airplane was completing a flight from Kisangani to Beni, carrying 68 soldiers who should be dispatched in the region of Beni. After touchdown, the airplane encountered difficulties to stop within the remaining distance, overran and went down an embankment. It came to rest in flames, broken into several pieces. While all 72 occupants evacuated safely, 10 of them were injured, the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of an Antonov AN-32 in Khartoum

Date & Time: Oct 3, 2018
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The airplane was apparently engaged in an exercise with a second Sudanese Air Force Antonov AN-26. In unclear circumstances, the crew was cleared to land on runway 18 where another Sudanese Air Force AN-26 just landed few seconds earlier. The AN-32 was unable to stop in a timely manner and struck the tail of the AN-26. After collision, both airplanes went out of control and came to rest by the runway edge. There were no casualties while both aircraft are destroyed.