Crash of a Britten Norman BN-2A Islander near Chirundu

Date & Time: Jul 6, 2014 at 1630 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
9Q-CYA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
617
YOM:
1970
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was on its way to its base in the Democratic Republic of Congo with a crew of two on board. En route, crew encountered engine problems and elected to make an emergency landing by the Lusaka - Chirundu road. Eventually, the twin engine aircraft crashed in a cliff. While both occupants were injured, the aircraft was destroyed by impact forces.

Crash of a Grumman G-159 Gulfstream GI in Pweto

Date & Time: Jun 20, 2012 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
9Q-CIT
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lubumbashi - Pweto
MSN:
193
YOM:
1968
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Lubumbashi-Lueno Airport, crew made a steep approach and a hard landing. Aircraft bounced and climbed to a height of 20 feet, landed again and went out of control. It veered off runway to the left, hit a rocky embankment and lost its nose gear before coming to rest, broken in several pieces. All five occupants escaped uninjured while the airplane was destroyed. According to Congolese reports, it appears that crew made a sharp turn late on final to join the runway and the angle of descent was excessive during the last segment. Aircraft landed hard and bounced before becoming out of control.