Crash of a Boeing 707-323C in Lubumbashi

Date & Time: Sep 7, 2001
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TN-AGO
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lubumbashi – Kinshasa
MSN:
19519
YOM:
1967
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll at Lubumbashi-Luano Airport, a deflector located on the right main gear failed. The crew continued the takeoff procedure and after liftoff, the right main gear could not be raised in its wheel well. Initially, the crew decided to continue to Kinshasa in a 'gear down' configuration but eventually decided to return to Lubumbashi for a safe landing. After touchdown, the aircraft deviated to the right of the runway centerline then veered off runway and came to rest in a ditch. All three crew members escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Antonov AN-8 in Pepa: 24 killed

Date & Time: Apr 19, 2000
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
TL-ACM
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Pepa - Kigali
MSN:
9340706
YOM:
1959
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
20
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
24
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Pepa Airport, while in initial climb, the aircraft collided with a flock of birds that struck both engines. The aircraft lost height and crashed past the runway end, bursting into flames. All 24 occupants were killed, among them several officers from the Rwanda Army, one major, two captains, two lieutenants and some soldiers who were returning to Kigali after taking part to a presidential ceremony.
Probable cause:
Loss of control during initial climb following a bird strike.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-4 Caribou in Kalemie

Date & Time: Jul 17, 1996
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
9Q-CUB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
212
YOM:
1964
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a humanitarian flight when the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances shortly after takeoff. Both pilots were injured.

Crash of a Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander in Mitwaba

Date & Time: Jun 23, 1993
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9Q-CLW
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kisengwa - Mitwaba
MSN:
2030
YOM:
1981
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Mitwaba Airfield, the pilot was completing a last turn to join the approach path when the aircraft stalled and crashed on hilly terrain about 3 km short of runway. All four occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
It is believed that the loss of control was the consequence of strong downdrafts and severe atmospheric turbulences specific to this region.

Crash of an Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy in Lubumbashi

Date & Time: Jun 1, 1979
Registration:
9Q-COE
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
6778
YOM:
1962
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Damaged beyond repair following a hard landing at Lubumbashi-Luano Airport. There were no casualties.

Crash of a Lockheed L-382E-18C Hercules in Lubumbashi: 6 killed

Date & Time: Nov 21, 1976
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CF-PWX
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Ostende - Lubumbashi
MSN:
4361
YOM:
1969
Region:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
On final approach to Lubumbashi Airport while on a cargo flight from Ostende, the pilot-in-command failed to realize his altitude was too low when the airplane struck a 30 metres high tree with its right wing. Upon impact, the right wing was partially torn off. The airplane lost height and crashed few hundred metres short of runway threshold. All six occupants were killed.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-25-DK in Kamunza-Goi: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 20, 1962
Operator:
Registration:
UN-202
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
15784/32532
YOM:
1945
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
While conducting a humanitarian mission over Katanga, the airplane was hit by enemy fire. The crew completed an emergency landing in a prairie when the aircraft crash landed. Two passengers were killed and eight other occupants were uninjured. Leased from Transair Sweden, the aircraft was written off.
Probable cause:
Shot down by enemy fire.

Crash of a Curtiss CW-20T Commando in Albertville

Date & Time: Jun 8, 1962
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
SE-CFB
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
98
YOM:
1944
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crash landed in unclear circumstances at Albertville, Katanga. Both crew members were unhurt while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was operated on behalf of UNO.

Crash of a Dornier DO-28A-1 in Kipushi

Date & Time: Jan 15, 1962
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
KA-017
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
MSN:
3017
Location:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in Kipushi sometime in January 1962, exact date remains unknown.

Crash of a Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando in Maniamuna

Date & Time: Jan 11, 1962
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HP-312
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
33381
YOM:
1945
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route, hijackers forced the crew to land in a remote area located in the region of Maniamuna, Katanga. The landing was completed properly and all occupants evacuated safely but the aircraft was set on fire by the hijackers and destroyed.
Probable cause:
Hijacked and destroyed.