Narrative:Crashed some 30 minutes after takeoff in a mountainous and wooded area. The airplane was on a flight from Goma to Kongolo with a planned stop at Kindu. The Antonov was carrying out a flight on behalf of the private company Maniema Union.
|Date:||Wednesday 25 May 2005|
|C/n / msn:|| 4342404|
|First flight:|| 1964|
|Engines:|| 4 Ivchenko AI-20M|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22|
|Total:||Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||10 km (6.3 mls) from Biega (Congo (Democratic Republic))
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Congo (Democratic Republic)|
|Destination airport:||Kindu Airport (KND/FZOA), Congo (Democratic Republic)|
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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 Kindu Airport as the crow flies is 393 km (245 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.