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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 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 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 an Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy in Lubumbashi

Date & Time: Jun 1, 1979
Registration:
9Q-COE
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
6778
YOM:
1962
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Damaged beyond repair following a hard landing at Lubumbashi-Luano Airport. There were no casualties.

Crash of a Lockheed L-382E-18C Hercules in Lubumbashi: 6 killed

Date & Time: Nov 21, 1976
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CF-PWX
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Ostende - Lubumbashi
MSN:
4361
YOM:
1969
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
On final approach to Lubumbashi Airport while on a cargo flight from Ostende, the pilot-in-command failed to realize his altitude was too low when the airplane struck a 30 metres high tree with its right wing. Upon impact, the right wing was partially torn off. The airplane lost height and crashed few hundred metres short of runway threshold. All six occupants were killed.