Descripción:A Rwanda army major, two captains, two lieutenants, and some soldiers were killed along with the 4 Russian crewmembers when their Antonov 8 crashed on take-off from Pepa. The soldiers were returning on home leave, while others were planning to attend the president's swearing-in ceremony.
|Fecha:||19 ABR 2000|
|Operador:||Force Aérienne Rwandaise|
|Numéro de série:|| 9340706|
|Año de Construcción:|| 1959|
|Motores:|| 2 Ivchenko AI-20D|
|Tripulación:||Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4|
|Pasajeros:||Fatalidades: 20 / Ocupantes: 20|
|Total:||Fatalidades: 24 / Ocupantes: 24 |
|Daños en la Aeronave:|| Anulado|
|Consecuencias:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Ubicación:||Pepa (República Democrática del Congo)
|Fase:|| Ascenso Inicial (ICL)|
|Aeropuerto de Salida:||Pepa Airport (FZRJ), República Democrática del Congo|
|Aeropuerto de Llegada:||Kigali-Gregoire Kayibanda Airport (KGL/HRYR), Ruanda|
A birdstrike is suspected. Other sources report a death toll of around 57 and suggest the Antonov might have been imported into Rwanda illegally.
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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 Pepa Airport to Kigali-Gregoire Kayibanda Airport as the crow flies is 638 km (398 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.