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Kasai-Oriental

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
Site:
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-12 in Mbuji-Mayi

Date & Time: Jan 24, 2006 at 1150 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CER
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Goma-Mbuji-Mayi
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing a cargo flight from Goma to Mbuji-Mayi with a crew of 4 and fuel barrel on board. The aircraft landed hard, causing both wings to break down. The aircraft lost partially its undercarriage and skidded 500 metres before coming to rest on the left side of runway. A fire erupted in the back of the airplane which was damaged beyond economical repair.

Crash of a Canadair CL-44 in Mbuji-Mayi

Date & Time: Feb 17, 2002 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
9Q-CTS
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mbuji-Mayi-Kinshasa
MSN:
25
YOM:
1961
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
20
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

The aircraft stalled after takeoff due to number one engine failure. The crew made an emergency landing in an open field. All occupants escaped with minor injuries while the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46A-50-CU Commando in Mbuji-Mayi

Date & Time: Jul 15, 1970
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9T-PLK
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
30483
YOM:
1944
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed upon landing for undetermined reason. There were no casualties.