Date & Time: Feb 12, 2012 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Gulfstream GIV
Registration:
N2SA
Flight Type:
Government
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kinshasa - Goma - Bukavu
MSN:
1104
YOM:
1989
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
2
Other fatalities:
2
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing a flight from Kinshasa to Bukavu with an intermediate stop in Goma on behalf of the DRC Government. After touchdown at Bukavu Airport, the aircraft failed to decelerate as expected, veered off runway to the left, went down an embankment and came to rest, broken in two. Both pilots, a passenger and two people on the ground were killed. All others occupants were seriously injured. Fifteen days later, a second passenger died from his injuries.
Governor of Katanga Katumba Mwanke killed.
Deputy of Lukunga District Oscar Gema di Mageko died on 27FEB2012.
Among the survivors were:
Finance Minister Matata Ponyo,
Governor of South Kivu Marcelin Cishambo,
Ambassador of President Antoine Ghonda.
Probable cause:
Wrong approach configuration on part of the flying crew. It appears the aircraft landed 1,200 metres past the runway threshold. Runway is 2,000 metres long.