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.
|Status:||Preliminary - official|
|Date:||Sunday 6 April 1997|
|Type:||Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I|
|Operator:||African Commuter Services|
|C/n / msn:|| 158|
|First flight:|| 1965|
|Engines:|| 2 Rolls Royce 529-8H Dart|
|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)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Congo (Democratic Republic)|
|Destination airport:||Kisangani Airport (FKI/FZIA), Congo (Democratic Republic)|
The aircraft was alter destroyed in an accident at Busia, Kenya on 24 January 2003.
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
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.