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Crash of a Let L-410UVP-E10 in Kamina

Date & Time: Dec 28, 2019 at 1434 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9S-GDX
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lubumbashi – Kamina
YOM:
1987
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After touchdown on a wet earth runway, the airplane went out of control. It veered off runway to the right, struck a shoulder and lost its nose gear before coming to rest. All 18 occupants escaped uninjured while the airplane was substantially damaged.

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.

Crash of a Fokker F27 in Lubumbashi

Date & Time: Jul 20, 2010 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CJV
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
10430
YOM:
1970
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On landing, a gear failed and the aircraft came to rest on runway. Nobody was hurt but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a De Havilland Dash-8-100 in Moba

Date & Time: Jan 13, 2010 at 1200 LT
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-EMD
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nairobi - Moba
MSN:
110
YOM:
1988
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On landing, left main gear broke off and the aircraft came to rest on a marsh field. None of the 22 occupants were injured but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It appears that pilots were distracted by pedestrians at the runway threshold.

Crash of a Let 410 in Malemba Nkulu: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 24, 2007 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CVL
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lubumbashi-Malemba Nkulu
MSN:
81 06 17
YOM:
1981
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:

In uncleared circumstances, the twin engine aircraft crashed on landing at Malemba Nkulu airport. The aircraft came to rest in a cemetery located 500 metres past the runway. The copilot was killed while four passengers and the captain were seriously injured. The stewardess escaped unhurt. The aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of an Antonov AN-32 in Kongolo: 14 killed

Date & Time: Aug 26, 2007 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
9Q-CAC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kongolo-Goma
MSN:
14-07
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing a cargo flight to Goma with 9 tons of cassiterite on board. Ten minutes after takeoff, the crew informed ATC about engine problem and decided to return to Kongolo. While descending, the aircraft stalled and crashed in a wooded area located 3 km short of runway. Among the 15 occupants, the sole survivor was a young boy aged two.

Crash of a Let 410 in Kamina: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 21, 2007 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CEU
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kamina-Lubumbashi
MSN:
84 12 14
YOM:
1984
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
24
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The plane crashed shortly after takeoff into a swamp, coming to rest upside down. A parliamentary member of DRC governement was killed.

Crash of a Convair CV-580 in Amisi: 8 killed

Date & Time: Apr 27, 2006 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
ZS-SKH
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Goma-Amisi
MSN:
147
YOM:
1954
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
The aircraft left Goma at 0730Z for a cargo flight to Amisi with telecom equipment on board. While approaching Amisi Airport, the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances. All occupants were killed.

Crash of an Antonov AN-8 in Kongolo

Date & Time: Jan 22, 2005 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
EL-WVA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Goma-Bukavu-Kindu-Kongolo
MSN:
OE-3440
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach, the aircraft crashed into houses located 100 metres short of runway. All occupants were slightly injured while the aircraft was written off. The flight was operated on behalf of the French NGO "Solidarités", a humanitarian mission for UNO. The leasing contract stipulated that no passengers were authorized to board.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-28 in Kamina, DRC

Date & Time: Oct 30, 2003 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ER-AJG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kilembwe-Kamina
MSN:
1AJ004-09
YOM:
1987
Location:
Region:
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

The aircraft struck the ground 800 metres short of runway. Congolese Army' Soldiers guarded the site, so nobody from UNO could get in. Illegal cargo flight with arms and war material on board is suspected.