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Nord-Kivu

Crash of a Dornier DO228-200 in Goma: 29 killed

Date & Time: Nov 24, 2019 at 0910 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9S-GNH
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Goma - Butembo
MSN:
8030
YOM:
1984
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
17
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
29
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed runway 17 at Goma International Airport on a schedule service to Butembo (first service of the day). After takeoff, while in initial climb, the airplane lost height and crashed onto several houses located in the district of Birere, south of the airport, and burst into flames. All 19 occupants were killed as well as 10 people on the ground.

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-26B in Goma

Date & Time: Sep 10, 2017 at 1130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9S-AFL
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Goma – Bunia
MSN:
14003
YOM:
1985
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Goma Airport, while on a cargo flight to Bunia, the crew reported technical problems with the right engine and obtained the permission to return for an emergency landing. The crew landed long (about half down the runway) and after touchdown, the airplane was unable to stop within the remaining distance, overran and while contacting lava ground, the right main gear and the nose gear collapsed. The airplane came to rest with its right wing bent and all four crew members evacuated safely.

Crash of a Fokker 50 in Goma: 7 killed

Date & Time: Mar 4, 2013 at 1744 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CBD
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kananga - Lodja - Goma
MSN:
20270
YOM:
1992
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
Aircrat was completing a flight from Kananga to Goma with an intermediate stop in Lodja with four passengers, a crew of six and cargo on board. While approaching runway 36 in poor weather conditions, aircraft hit the roof of a house, stalled and crashed upside down in a residential area. Seven occupants were killed while three passengers were injured. Aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Let 410UVP in Butembo

Date & Time: Oct 30, 2012 at 1500 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
9Q-CAZ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Goma - Butembo
MSN:
79 02 05
YOM:
1979
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Goma, airplane landed on runway 14/32 (770 meters long). After touch down, aircraft could be brought to a stop on the runway, overrun, lost its left main gear and came to rest down an embankment with its left wing damaged. All 18 occupants escaped unhurt while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a McDonnell Douglas MD-82 in Goma

Date & Time: Nov 19, 2009 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CAB
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kinshasa-Goma
MSN:
49702/1479
YOM:
1988
Flight number:
E93711
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
111
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

After landing on runway 36 at Goma, the aircraft did not stop as expected. It overran the runway and came to rest in a rocky lava field. At least 20 passengers were injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. At the time of the accident, it seems that the runway was wet.

Crash of an Antonov AN-32 in Goma

Date & Time: May 26, 2008 at 1500 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
9Q-CMG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Goma-Kalima
MSN:
3201
YOM:
1993
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

Few minutes after take off, outbound for Kalima on a cargo flight, the crew informed ATC about engine problem and decided to return to Goma. On landing, the aircraft skidded on the runway and collided with lava blocs. The aircraft was destroyed, 2 of 5 occupants were injured.

Crash of a Douglas DC-9 in Goma: 40 killed

Date & Time: Apr 15, 2008 at 1430 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CHN
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Goma-Kisangani
MSN:
860/47731
YOM:
1977
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
86
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
40
Circumstances:

While taking off from runway 18, apparently after an engine malfunction due to water ingestion, the aircraft came down in Birere quarter and burst into flames. 3 people on board were killed as 37 others on ground.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Goma: 8 killed

Date & Time: Sep 7, 2007 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
4L-SAS
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kisangani-Goma-Bukavu
MSN:
3 3 411 08
YOM:
1970
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing a cargo flight from Kisangani to Bukavu with an intermediate stop at Goma. It carried a crew of 5, 3 passengers and a cargo of 18 tons of palm oil. On landing, the aircraft did not decelerate as expected, overrun the runway and struck petrified lava. It then crashed and burned. All 8 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Let 410 in Walikale: 3 killed

Date & Time: May 17, 2007 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TN-AHE
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Walikale-Goma
MSN:
85 13 35
YOM:
1985
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:

The aircraft was performing a cargo flight from Walikale to Goma with two tons of minerals (cassiterite) on board. The accident occurred shortly after take off. The aircraft was destroyed and all three occupants killed.