Crash of a Let L-410UVP-E in Bukavu: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jun 16, 2021 at 1115 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
S9-GRJ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bukavu - Shabunda
MSN:
872006
YOM:
1987
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Bukavu-Kavumu Airport on a cargo flight to Shabunda, carrying one passenger, two pilots and a load consisting of 1,600 kg of metal sheet. Shortly after takeoff, while in initial climb, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in a prairie located near the airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all three occupants were killed.

Crash of a Let L-410UVP-E3 near Bukavu: 4 killed

Date & Time: Aug 13, 2020 at 1535 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9S-GEN
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Kalima – Bukavu
MSN:
89 23 25
YOM:
1989
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
While descending to Bukavu-Kavumu Airport on a flight from Kalima, the crew encountered poor visibility due to fog. Seven minutes prior to ETA, the aircraft struck trees and crashed in a wooded and mountainous area located in the Kahuzi-Miega National Park. The wreckage was found about 15 km south of the airport. All four occupants were killed.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 near Kinshasa: 12 killed

Date & Time: Sep 30, 2017 at 0730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EX-001
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kinshasa – Bukavu
MSN:
5343606
YOM:
1965
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport on a flight to Bukavu, carrying ammunition and two vehicles. Few minutes after takeoff, the crew reported technical problems and received the permission to return for an emergency landing. Shortly later, control was lost and the airplane crashed in flames in a prairie located in Nsele, about 20 km northeast of the airport. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 12 occupants were killed.
Information provided by the DRC Authorities are conflicting regarding the aircraft registration, the destination and the number of people on board.

Crash of a Let 410UVP in Shabunda

Date & Time: Jan 2, 2017 at 1220 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CZR
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bukavu – Shabunda
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew, one Russian and one Congolese, was performing a cargo flight from Bukavu to Shabunda, carrying various goods for a total weight of 1,300 kilos. After touchdown, apparently after a course of 300 meters, it is believed that the tire on the right main gear burst. The aircraft veered off runway and eventually collided with banana trees. Both pilots were uninjured while the aircraft is possibly damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Let 410UVP in Shabunda

Date & Time: Oct 25, 2014 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-COT
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bukavu – Shabunda
MSN:
831023
YOM:
1983
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft left Bukavu-Kavumu Airport at 1300LT bound for Shabunda with a load of 1,500 kilos of goods on board. While approaching Shabunda Airport, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in a field located 2 km short of runway. Both crewmen were seriously injured while the aircraft broke in two and was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Let 410UVP near Mulume Munene: 4 killed

Date & Time: Aug 23, 2014 at 1355 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CXB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Bukavu - Kama
MSN:
820925
YOM:
1982
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft left Bukavu-Kavumu Airport at 1342LT bound for Kama with two pilots, two passengers and a load of 1,500 kilos of books. Some ten minutes later, crew changed his frequency and no further contact was established. The aircraft failed to arrive in Kama, Maniema Province, so SAR operations were conducted. The crew of two helicopters from the same operator spotted the debris of the aircraft on Monday 25 August in the region of Mulume Munene, some 30 km southwest of Bukavu. It is confirmed the aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire. All four occupants have been killed.

Crash of a Gulfstream GIV in Bukavu: 6 killed

Date & Time: Feb 12, 2012 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N2SA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kinshasa - Goma - Bukavu
MSN:
1104
YOM:
1989
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing a flight from Kinshasa to Bukavu with an intermediate stop in Goma on behalf of the DRC Government. After touchdown at Bukavu Airport, the aircraft failed to decelerate as expected, veered off runway to the left, went down an embankment and came to rest, broken in two. Both pilots, a passenger and two people on the ground were killed. All others occupants were seriously injured. Fifteen days later, a second passenger died from his injuries.
Governor of Katanga Katumba Mwanke killed.
Deputy of Lukunga District Oscar Gema di Mageko died on 27FEB2012.
Among the survivors were:
Finance Minister Matata Ponyo,
Governor of South Kivu Marcelin Cishambo,
Ambassador of President Antoine Ghonda.
Probable cause:
Wrong approach configuration on part of the flying crew. It appears the aircraft landed 1,200 metres past the runway threshold. Runway is 2,000 metres long.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-28 in Namoya: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jan 30, 2012 at 0845 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CUN
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Bukavu-Namoya
MSN:
1AJ006-11
YOM:
1989
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Bukavu-Kamembe Airport at 0745LT for a one hour cargo flight to Namoya. On final approach in marginal weather conditions, aircraft crashed in a dense wooded area located ten km from runway. Two passengers among them a 60 years old women were rescued as all three others occupants were killed. As the Captain was Russian, the Copilot was Indian.

Crash of a Let 410 in Bukavu: 2 killed

Date & Time: Feb 14, 2011 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
9Q-CIF
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Bukavu-Lusenge
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed eight minutes after takeoff from Bukavu airport on a cargo flight to Lusenge. Debris found on mont Biega, some 25 km north from Bukavu. Both crew killed.

Crash of a Let 410 in Bukavu: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 21, 2010 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CUA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bukavu-Shabunda
MSN:
X0101
YOM:
1977
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Bukavu-Kamembe Airport, aircraft crashed near Bugulumisa. Both pilots killed. Crew was performing a cargo flight to Shabunda with 1,500 kilos of goods on board. It appears that an engine fired in flight.