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Pointe-Noire City District

Crash of a Beechcraft King Air A100 in Pointe-Noire

Date & Time: Dec 4, 2011 at 1422 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CEM
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Moanda - Pointe-Noire
MSN:
B-105
YOM:
1972
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Moanda, Gabon, crew executed the approach in poor weather conditions (rain falls, winds and turbulence). On touch down, twin engine aircraft skidded and veered off runway to the left. While contacting a soft ground, landing gear collapsed while an engine was sheared off. Aircraft slid several yards and came to rest. All ten occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Windshear with microburst is suspected.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Pointe-Noire: 23 killed

Date & Time: Mar 21, 2011 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TN-AGK
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Brazzaville - Pointe-Noire
MSN:
4 020 06
YOM:
1963
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
23
Circumstances:
On final approach to runway 17 at Pointe-Noire, aircraft overturned and crashed in the residential are of Mvoumvou located four kilometers from airport. All nine occupants and fourteen people on the ground were killed. Aircraft was carrying 750 kilos of meat. It seems that two engines were out of service when control was lost on final approach.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Pointe-Noire

Date & Time: Nov 10, 2008 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
UR-PLV
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
4 3 423 08
YOM:
1964
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

After take off from Pointe-Noire, while flying 80 km away, the crew elected to return to Pointe-Noire when a fire broke out in the cargo bay. The aircraft landed safely but the fire burnt through the fuselage. All occupants escaped uninjured.

Crash of a Boeing 727-200 in Pointe-Noire

Date & Time: Jan 25, 2008 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
9L-LEF
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Pointe-Noire-Pointe-Noire
MSN:
21482/1341
YOM:
1978
Country:
Region:
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Swearingen SA226T Merlin in Pointe-Noire

Date & Time: Mar 11, 1994 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TN-ADP
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Port Gentil-Pointe Noire
MSN:
AT-025
YOM:
1974
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0

Crash of a Handley Page H.P.63 Halifax VI in Pointe-Noire: 18 killed

Date & Time: Sep 19, 1949 at 1238 LT
Operator:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Paris – Rabat – Dakar – Accra – Pointe-Noire
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
18
Captain / Total flying hours:
450
Circumstances:
For undetermined reason, the landing at Dakar-Yoff Airport was a little bit rude and the aircraft should be grounded for four days to repair the tail gear. After an uneventful fuel stop in Accra, the crew continued to Pointe-Noire but encountered poor weather conditions upon arrival. The visibility was bad and the ceiling was about 100 meters. On final approach, the aircraft was too far to the right of the centerline so the pilot in command made a sharp turn to the left when control was lost. The aircraft crashed in flames and was destroyed. All 18 occupants were killed, among them military personnel, civilians, women and children.
Crew (Groupe de Transport GT I/25 Tunisie):
Lt Cornette, pilot,
Cpt Pinson,
Asp Desgourgues,
Adj Carayol,
Sgt Escudie,
Sgt Rivaud,
Sgt Cullion.
Passengers:
Dr. Stéfanopoulo from Pasteur Institute,
Col Cordier,
Cdt Delair,
Mrs Sokoloff and her three children,
Mrs Lagrange.
Mrs Cécile Idrac 2.