Crash of an Antonov AN-12A in Mbuji-Mayi

Date & Time: Jan 24, 2006 at 1150 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CER
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Goma – Mbuji-Mayi
MSN:
2 34 08 05
YOM:
1962
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing a cargo flight from Goma to Mbuji-Mayi with a crew of 4 and a cargo consisting of fuel drums. The aircraft landed hard, causing both wings to break down. The undercarriage partially collapsed then the aircraft skidded for about 500 metres before coming to rest on the left side of the runway. A fire erupted in the rear of the cabin and the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Canadair CL-44D4-2 in Mbuji-Mayi

Date & Time: Feb 17, 2002
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
9Q-CTS
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mbuji-Mayi – Kinshasa
MSN:
25
YOM:
1961
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
20
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Mbuji-Mayi Airport, while climbing, the engine n°1 caught fire. The flight engineer elected to extinguish the fire but without success. The aircraft lost height then rolled to the left to an angle of 85°. The crew extended the flaps to 45° to maintain a rate of descent of 700 feet per minute but due to an asymmetric flap condition, the rate of descent increased to 1,500 feet per minute. After the aircraft rolled to the left to an angle of 110°, at a speed of 98 knots, the captain attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed in a prairie. All 23 occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Convair CV-580 in Tshikapa

Date & Time: Apr 1, 1997
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CRU
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kinshasa – Tshikapa – Mbuji-Mayi
MSN:
41
YOM:
1967
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll, the captain heard a noise and suspected a technical problem so he decided to abandon the takeoff procedure. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the aircraft overran and struck an embankment. All 14 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was reported that the crew initiated the takeoff in an up-slope configuration while the takeoffs at Tshikapa Airport are normally completed in a down-slope configuration. The runway is 1,000 metres long.

Crash of a Sud-Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-N in Mbuji-Mayi

Date & Time: Oct 9, 1985
Registration:
9Q-CMD
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
74
YOM:
1961
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed upon landing for unknown reasons. There were no casualties.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46A-50-CU Commando in Mbuji-Mayi

Date & Time: Jul 15, 1970
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9T-PLK
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
30483
YOM:
1944
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed upon landing for undetermined reason. There were no casualties.