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Kasai-Occidental

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Kamako: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jul 27, 2018 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9S-GFS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kamako - Tshikapa
MSN:
1G201-29
YOM:
1983
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Kamako Airport, while in initial climb, the single engine airplane went out of control and crashed in flames in a prairie located 3 km from the airfield. The pilot and a passenger survived while five other occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Kamonia

Date & Time: May 30, 2018
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
5X-MRH
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kamonia – Kamako
MSN:
208B-2386
YOM:
2012
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was on its way from Kamonia to Kamako on behalf of the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) when it crashed in unknown circumstances while taking off from Kamonia Airstrip. It came to rest inverted and was destroyed while all five occupants were injured and transferred to Kananga for treatment.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2R in Kamako

Date & Time: Sep 13, 2013 at 1150 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CFT
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tshikapa - Kamako
MSN:
1G223-14
YOM:
1987
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
16798
Captain / Total hours on type:
16000.00
Aircraft flight hours:
6981
Circumstances:
The approach to Kamako Airport was considered as normal. On short final, weather conditions deteriorated and the single engine airplane lost height and struck the ground 16 meters short of runway 12 threshold. It slid on its belly before coming to rest 37 meters past the threshold. All six occupants, one pilot and five passengers, were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the loss of control that occurred on short final was the result of the combination of a human error and weather component. The pilot was surprised by the abrupt change in weather conditions on short final to Kamako runway 12. He elected to make a go-around and increased engine power but unfortunately, low level windshear caused the aircraft to lose height and to struck the ground as its speed was insufficient. In consequence, the increase power was too low to allow the pilot to maintain the approach profile. The torsion of the blades confirmed that the engine was at full power for a go-around manoeuvre at impact. The absence of a windsock at Kamako Airfield was considered as a contributing factor.
Final Report:

Crash of an Antonov AN-2 in Lubanimanga

Date & Time: Mar 2, 2006
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tshikapa – Kamonya
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Tshikapa on a flight to Kamonya with five passengers, one pilot and a load of various goods on board. Few minutes after takeoff, the pilot encountered technical difficulties and elected to return. The aircraft crashed near Lubanimanga, about 35 km from Tshikapa. All six occupants were seriously injured and the aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.

Crash of an Antonov AN-26B near Tshikapa: 27 killed

Date & Time: Aug 12, 2000
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CJI
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kinshasa – Tshikapa
MSN:
60 04
YOM:
1977
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
21
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
27
Circumstances:
While approaching Tshikapa on a flight from Kinshasa, the crew decided to return to Kinshasa for unknown reasons. Shortly later, the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances some 64 km northwest of Tshikapa. All 27 occupants were killed.

Crash of a Convair CV-580 in Tshikapa

Date & Time: Nov 18, 1999
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CEJ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tshikapa - Kananga
MSN:
79
YOM:
1953
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Tshikapa Airport, while in initial climb, both engines failed simultaneously. The aircraft stalled and crash landed in a field past the runway end and came to rest. All three crew members escaped with minor injuries while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Failure of both engines during initial climb due to a fuel exhaustion. It was determined that the aircraft had not been refueled prior to departure.

Crash of a Convair CV-580 in Tshikapa

Date & Time: Apr 1, 1997
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CRU
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kinshasa – Tshikapa – Mbuji-Mayi
MSN:
41
YOM:
1967
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll, the captain heard a noise and suspected a technical problem so he decided to abandon the takeoff procedure. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the aircraft overran and struck an embankment. All 14 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was reported that the crew initiated the takeoff in an up-slope configuration while the takeoffs at Tshikapa Airport are normally completed in a down-slope configuration. The runway is 1,000 metres long.

Crash of a Boeing 707-331C in Kananga

Date & Time: Jan 16, 1997
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
P4-OOO
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ostende – Kinshasa – Kananga
MSN:
19435
YOM:
1967
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After touchdown at Kananga Airport, the right main gear collapsed. The aircraft veered off runway and came to rest, bursting into flames. All five occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Failure of the right main gear upon landing for unknown reasons.

Crash of a Vickers 757 Viscount in Tshikapa

Date & Time: Dec 31, 1988
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CTS
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
310
YOM:
1958
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Upon landing, the nose gear collapsed. The airplane slid for few dozen meters before coming to rest. There were no casualties. The exact date of the mishap remains unknown, somewhere in 1988.

Ground accident of a De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide in Mweka

Date & Time: Dec 31, 1962
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CJE
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Ndola – Mweka
MSN:
6918
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Ndola to Mweka, the Cogeair (Compagnie Générale Aérienne Africaine) twin engine airplane was taxiing when control was lost for unknown reason. The aircraft came to rest on its nose and was damaged beyond repair. All eight occupants were uninjured. The accident occurred between 04SEP1962 and 31DEC1962, thus the exact date remains unknown.