Date & Time: Mar 21, 2011 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Brazzaville - Pointe-Noire
40 20 06
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The four engine airplane departed Brazzaville-Maya Maya Airport on a cargo service to Pointe-Noire, carrying five passengers, four crew members and a load of 750 kilos of meat. On final approach to Pointe-Noire Airport runway 17, the aircraft rolled to the right, got inverted and crashed in the residential area of Mvoumvou located 4 kilometers short of runway. The aircraft was totally destroyed as well as several houses. All nine occupants and 14 people on the ground were killed.
It is believed that the loss of control on final approach was the consequence of the failure of both right engines n°3 and 4.