Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Sunday 6 April 1997
Time:12:40 UTC
Type:Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I
Operator:African Commuter Services
Registration: N2NC
C/n / msn: 158
First flight: 1965
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 529-8H
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Goma Airport (GOM) (   Kenya) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Kisangani Airport (FKI/FZIA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Narrative:
The Gulfstream struck and fatally injured one person on the ground during takeoff at Goma Airport. The flight diverted to Entebbe where extensive damage especially starboard undercarriage assembly was noted.
The aircraft was alter destroyed in an accident at Busia, Kenya on 24 January 2003.


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Distance from Goma Airport to Kisangani Airport as the crow flies is 513 km (320 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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