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Crash of a Let L-410UVP-E10 in Kamina

Date & Time: Dec 28, 2019 at 1434 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9S-GDX
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lubumbashi – Kamina
YOM:
1987
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
16
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After touchdown on a wet earth runway, the airplane went out of control. It veered off runway to the right, struck a shoulder and lost its nose gear before coming to rest. All 18 occupants escaped uninjured while the airplane was substantially damaged.

Crash of a Grumman G-159 Gulfstream GI in Pweto

Date & Time: Jun 20, 2012
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
9Q-CIT
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lubumbashi - Pweto
MSN:
193
YOM:
1968
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful charter flight from Lubumbashi-Lueno Airport, the crew made a steep approach followed by a hard landing. The aircraft bounced and climbed to a height of about 20 feet, landed again and went out of control. It veered off runway to the left, collided with a rocky embankment, lost its undercarriage and came to rest, broken in several pieces. All five occupants escaped uninjured while the airplane was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Wrong approach configuration after the crew made a sharp turn late on final to join the glide. The rate of descent was excessive during the last segment, causing the aircraft to land hard and to bounce. Due to excessive g-loads and aerodynamic forces, the airplane went out of control.

Crash of a Fokker F27 Friendship 600 in Lubumbashi

Date & Time: Jul 20, 2010
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CJV
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
10430
YOM:
1970
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Upon landing, one of the main landing gear collapsed. The aircraft slid for few dozen metres before coming to rest on the runway. All occupants evacuated safely and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Failure of a landing gear upon landing for unknown reasons.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-8-102 in Moba

Date & Time: Jan 13, 2010
Operator:
Registration:
5Y-EMD
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nairobi - Moba
MSN:
110
YOM:
1988
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Nairobi on a humanitarian mission to Moba, carrying 18 passengers and 4 crew members on behalf of the United Nations Organization. After touchdown, the left main gear collapsed. The aircraft veered off runway to the left and came to rest in a marsh field. All 22 occupants escaped uninjured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It appears that the pilot-in-command was distracted during the last segment by pedestrians at the runway threshold and the aircraft landed hard.

Crash of a Let L-410UVP in Malemba Nkulu: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 24, 2007 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CVL
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lubumbashi – Malemba Nkulu
MSN:
81 06 17
YOM:
1981
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
On final approach to Malemba Nkulu, the twin engine aircraft stalled and crashed in a cemetery located 500 metres short of runway. The copilot was killed while four passengers and the captain were seriously injured. The stewardess escaped unhurt. The aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of an Antonov AN-32 in Kongolo: 14 killed

Date & Time: Aug 26, 2007 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
9Q-CAC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kongolo – Goma
MSN:
14 07
YOM:
1987
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
14
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Kongolo on a cargo flight to Goma with 12 passengers, a crew of 3 and a load consisting of 9 tons of cassiterite on board. Ten minutes after takeoff, the crew informed ATC about engine problem and decided to return to Kongolo. On approach, the aircraft stalled, collided with trees and crashed in a wooded area located 3 km short of runway. A young boy aged two survived while 14 other occupants were killed. Not sure if the image here above refers to this accident.

Crash of a Let L-410UVP in Kamina: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 21, 2007
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CEU
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kamina – Lubumbashi
MSN:
84 12 14
YOM:
1984
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
24
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Kamina Airport, while in initial climb, the twin engine aircraft stalled and crashed in a swampy area. A parliamentary member of the DRC government was killed while all other occupants escaped with various injuries.

Crash of a Convair CV-580F in Amisi: 8 killed

Date & Time: Apr 27, 2006 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
ZS-SKH
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Goma – Amisi
MSN:
147
YOM:
1954
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Goma at 0930LT on a cargo flight to Amisi, carrying five passengers, three crew members and a load consisting of telecommunication equipments. On approach to Amisi Airport, the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances, killing all eight occupants.

Crash of an Antonov AN-8 in Kongolo

Date & Time: Jan 22, 2005 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
EL-WVA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Goma – Bukavu – Kindu – Kongolo
MSN:
OG 34 40
YOM:
1960
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Kongolo Airport, the aircraft crashed on houses located 100 metres short of runway. All 10 occupants were injured while there were no casualties on the ground. The aircraft was completing a humanitarian mission from Goma with intermediate stops in Bukavu and Kindu on behalf of the French NGO "Solidarités". The leasing contract stipulated that no passengers were authorized to board.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-28 in Kamina

Date & Time: Oct 30, 2003
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ER-AJG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kilembwe – Kamina
MSN:
1AJ004-09
YOM:
1987
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft struck the ground 800 metres short of runway. Congolese Army' Soldiers guarded the site, so no UNO observers could get in. Illegal cargo flight with arms and war material on board is suspected.