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Last updated: 18 November 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 5 September 2005
Time:07:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26B
Operating for:Galaxy Incorporation
Leased from:Aerocom
Registration: ER-AZT
C/n / msn: 9005
First flight: 1979
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) from Isiro-Matari (IRP) (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Beni Airport (BNC/FZNP), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Isiro-Matari Airport (IRP/FZJH), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Narrative:
The Antonov struck a tree, crashed and caught fire while coming in to land at Isiro. The aircraft was reportedly approaching runway 31 in fog as the accident happened. News reports state that the plane belonged to the private company Galaxy which was reportedly doing business as Kavatshi or Kavatsi Airlines.
The airplane in question had been leased from Aerocom in November 2003. In September 2004 the certificate of airworthiness of the plane expired, but continued operations in Congo.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» AFP
» Avia.ru
» Radio Okapi


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Distance from Beni Airport to Isiro-Matari Airport as the crow flies is 325 km (203 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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.
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