Crash of an Antonov AN-12 near Kinshasa: 12 killed

Date & Time: Sep 30, 2017 at 0730 LT
Type of aircraft: Antonov AN-12 (29623)">
Registration:
EX-001
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Kinshasa – Bukavu
MSN:
5343606
YOM:
1965
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport on a flight to Bukavu, carrying ammunition and two vehicles. Few minutes after takeoff, the crew reported technical problems and received the permission to return for an emergency landing. Shortly later, control was lost and the airplane crashed in flames in a prairie located in Nsele, about 20 km northeast of the airport. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 12 occupants were killed.
Information provided by the DRC Authorities are conflicting regarding the aircraft registration, the destination and the number of people on board.

Crash of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Kinshasa

Date & Time: Apr 14, 2006 at 1445 LT
Registration:
9T-TCB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kinshasa - Kinshasa
MSN:
4416
YOM:
1971
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a training flight on this aircraft which was parked for several years at Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport. On landing, the left main landing gear collapsed and the aircraft came to rest. Nobody was hurt but the C-130 was damaged beyond economical repair. The General Kikunda Ombala was PIC at the time of the accident.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26 in Boende: 33 killed

Date & Time: Nov 29, 2003 at 1516 LT
Type of aircraft: Antonov AN-26 (29626)">
Registration:
9T-TAD
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Boende-Kinshasa
Location: Boende (17759)"> Équateur (14477)">
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
33
Circumstances:
A first attempt to takeoff was aborted. On the second attempt, one tyre exploded and the crew aborted takeoff. The twin engine aircraft overshot the 1,400 metres long runway and came to rest on a local market place, killing 13 people on ground.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Mbandaka: 6 killed

Date & Time: Nov 10, 1999 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft: Antonov AN-12 (29623)">
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Location: Mbandaka (22870)"> Équateur (14477)">
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6