Crash of an Antonov AN-12BK in DRC: 7 killed

Date & Time: Sep 29, 2007
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
9Q-CZB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kisangani - Goma
MSN:
00 347 003
YOM:
1970
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The four engine aircraft departed Kisangani Airport on a cargo flight to Goma, carrying 7 crew members and a load consisting of minerals. As the aircraft failed to arrive in Goma, SAR operations were initiated but eventually abandoned a week later. In November 2012, the debris of an Antonov AN-12 were found by the team of the TL2 Project, a team led by Dr. Terese Hart, in a dense wooded area about 210 km south of Kisangani.

Crash of a Let L-410UVP in Democratic Republic of Congo

Date & Time: Oct 9, 2004
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9XR-KL
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Chicano - Kigali
MSN:
83 10 17
YOM:
1983
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew departed Chicano, Angola, on a positioning flight to Kigali. While overflying DRC, the crew encountered severe turbulences. It seems that a fuel tank was broken following a structural failure, forcing the crew to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed somewhere in DRC and was damaged beyond repair. Both occupants escaped uninjured.

Crash of a Vickers 836 Viscount in Democratic Republic of Congo

Date & Time: Apr 27, 2003
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CGL
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
435
YOM:
1960
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The exact circumstances of this accident remains unknown. While landing on a 900 meters long gravel runway somewhere in DRC, one of the four engine was damaged. The crew later decided to takeoff on a three-engine configuration but a second engine failed during takeoff. The aircraft stalled and crashed near the runway end. There were no casualties.
Probable cause:

Crash of a Douglas C-54D-1-DC Skymaster in Zaire

Date & Time: Jan 7, 1987
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CAG
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
10640
YOM:
1945
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route, the crew was forced to attempt an emergency landing following an engine failure. The aircraft crash landed and was damaged beyond repair while all three crew members evacuates safely.
Probable cause:
Engine failure for unknown reasons.

Crash of a Partenavia P.68B in Zaïre : 8 killed

Date & Time: Apr 16, 1980
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CTS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Isiro - Kisangani
MSN:
116
YOM:
1977
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
En route from Isiro to Kisangani, the twin engine airplane disappeared. SAR operations were initiated but abandoned after a month as no trace of the aircraft nor the eight occupants was found.

Crash of a Douglas Douglas C-47A-50-DL in Congo: 17 killed

Date & Time: Feb 19, 1970
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CUD
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
9780
YOM:
1943
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
14
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
17
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances somewhere in DRC. All 17 occupants were killed.