Date & Time: Jul 7, 2006 at 1540 LT
Type of aircraft:
Goma - Kisangani
3 3 415 06
Democratic Republic of Congo
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Few minutes after takeoff from Goma Airport, en route to Kisangani, the crew informed ATC about engine problem and was cleared to return to Goma for an emergency landing. Shortly later, the aircraft lost height, hit trees and crashed in hilly terrain located near Sake, about 20 km northwest of Goma. The aircraft was destroyed and all 6 occupants were killed.
Loss of control following an engine failure. According to Antonov Design Bureau, the airworthiness certificate expired on March 30, 2001. Also, the aircraft was operated without valid documentation and the airworthiness certificate was still registered to the old operator with the registration 9U-BHN.