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Ground explosion of an Antonov AN-12 in Mbandaka: 6 killed

Date & Time: Nov 10, 1999
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The aircraft was engaged in a military transport, carrying six crew members and a load of bombs and ammunitions. While taxiing at Mbandaka Airport, the aircraft exploded for unknown reasons and was totally destroyed. All six crew members were killed.

Crash of an AMI Turbo DC-3T in Likwangbala: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 13, 1995
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZS-LYW
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
14357/25802
YOM:
1944
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in an humanitarian flight on behalf of Unicef. On approach to an airstrip somewhere near Likwangbala, the aircraft collided with trees and crashed. Both pilots were killed.

Crash of a Douglas DC-4-1009 in Gemena

Date & Time: Apr 7, 1974
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CBH
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
43095
YOM:
1947
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to runway 29 at Gemena Airport, during the last segment, the four engine airplane lost height and struck the ground 100 meters short of runway threshold. The airplane went out of control and crash landed. There were no casualties while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the aircraft lost height on short final after being caught by downdrafts.

Crash of a Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander in the Busira River

Date & Time: Jul 20, 1970
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
9Q-CTS
MSN:
607
YOM:
1970
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances into the Busira River. Occupant's fate unknown.

Crash of a Douglas DC-4-1009 in Magazini: 31 killed

Date & Time: May 13, 1948 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OO-CBE
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Johannesburg – Léopoldville – Libenge – Brussels
MSN:
42932
YOM:
1946
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
25
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
31
Circumstances:
The four engine aircraft left Léopoldville Airport at 0805LT bound for Libenge. About three hours later, as he started the descent to Libenge, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with heavy rain falls, low clouds and turbulence. While descending at an altitude of 700 feet, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in a wooded area located near the village of Magazini, some 27 km south of Libenge. A passenger was seriously injured while 31 other occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Loss of control caused by severe turbulence and/or downdraft while flying in poor weather conditions.

Crash of a Junkers JU.52/3mge near Lisala

Date & Time: Apr 3, 1944
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OO-AUF
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
5852
YOM:
1938
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route, the crew encountered unknown problems and was forced to attempt an emergency landing. All occupants escaped unhurt while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair and abandoned on site.

Crash of a Bloch M.B.120 near Mbandaka

Date & Time: Nov 16, 1938
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-ANJX
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Algiers – Antananarivo
MSN:
1
YOM:
1934
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While approaching the city of Coquilhatville (now Mbandaka) from the north, the three engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances on an island located on the River Congo, some 40 km north of Coquilhatville. All three crew were rescued while the aircraft was lost.

Crash of a Sabca F7b/3m in Flandria

Date & Time: Sep 9, 1936
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
OO-AIU
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Libenge – Léopoldville
YOM:
1930
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route, the right engine failed, forcing the crew to attempt an emergency landing. On touch down, the aircraft lost its undercarriage and slid several yards before coming to rest. While all occupants were unhurt, the aircraft was dismantled and towed to the nearest airfield but eventually, it was considered as damaged beyond repair and never flew again.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.