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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 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 Lockheed C-130 Hercules in Kigoma

Date & Time: Jul 12, 2006 at 1517 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
S9-BOF
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kamina-Manono-Kigoma
MSN:
4586
YOM:
1975
Flight number:
TFK822
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

Aircraft was performing a special UN flight between Manono (DRC) and Kigoma, Tanzania. On approach to runway 16, aircraft hit the ground 300 metres short of runway threshold. All 5 occupants were injured while the aircraft was destroyed by fire.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-28 in Kamina

Date & Time: Oct 30, 2003
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ER-AJG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kilembwe – Kamina
MSN:
1AJ004-09
YOM:
1987
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
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 no UNO observers could get in. Illegal cargo flight with arms and war material on board is suspected.

Crash of a Cessna 402A in Kamina: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 29, 2000
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
P2-SAV
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Kerema - Kamina
MSN:
402A-0069
YOM:
1969
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While descending to Kamina Airport, the twin engine aircraft struck a mountain and crashed. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Lockheed L-382B-2C Hercules in Jamba: 5 killed

Date & Time: Nov 27, 1989
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N9205T
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kamina - Jamba
MSN:
4129
YOM:
1966
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a cargo flight from Kamina to Jamba on behalf of the CIA, carrying a load of weapons for the UNITA rebels. While approaching Jamba, the crew descended too low to avoid MPLA radar detection when on final, the aircraft struck trees and crashed in flames. All five crew members were killed. At the time of the accident, the visibility was poor due to the night and the runway was unlighted.

Crash of a Douglas DC-4 in Stanleyville: 6 killed

Date & Time: Nov 29, 1964 at 1920 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OO-DEP
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Stanleyville – Kamina
MSN:
18384
YOM:
1944
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Captain / Total flying hours:
14000
Aircraft flight hours:
48113
Circumstances:
The aircraft,was chartered by Air Congo and was carrying out a non-scheduled domestic flight Kamina - Stanleyville (now Kisangani) - Kamina. Eleven passengers embarked at Stanleyville and the aircraft started its take-off run at 1920 hours local time. After approximately 900 m the pilot suddenly saw, in the darkness, an empty fuel drum on the runway. In an attempt to avoid it, he veered left by braking violently on the left wheels. In spite of this manoeuvre, the nose wheel hit the drum. The forward part of the aircraft was lifted off the ground, aided perhaps by the pilot's manoeuvre in attempting take-off. By that time, the aircraft had attained a speed at which take-off would have been possible under normal conditions. Unfortunately, following the shock the drum bounced, fell back on the runway, bounced again and the aircraft in a nose high attitude caught the drum with the right stabilizer. Part of the stabilizer was torn away and fell on to the runway while the drum was tossed on to the edge of the clearway. The aircraft continued further, now deflected to the right by the unbalanced right stabilizer, which was probably completely distorted. The crew immediately retracted the landing gear. After being airborne about 500 m, the aircraft, out of vertical control, dived into the clearway at an angle of about 300, bounced up, fell back 50 m farther, skidded on its belly and finally came to a stop after a swing of 900 to the right. During that swing, the passengers in the rear of the cabin were thrown out of the aircraft through the torn-off cargo door and through the open cabin door. Fire broke out immediately after the aircraft came to a stop. The accident occurred on the north clearway of runway 28, about 150 m from the runway end. All three crew members and three passengers were killed, eight other occupants were injured. The airplane was totally destroyed by fire.
Probable cause:
The accident was brought about by impact with a fuel drum which caused partial destruction of the.right elevator, thus rendering the aircraft uncontrollable in flight.
Final Report: