Accident description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 4 October 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12
Operator:Wimbi Dira Airways
Registration: 9Q-CWC
C/n / msn: 2400901
First flight: 1962
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 100
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Aru Airport (   Congo (Democratic Republic)) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kisangani Airport (FKI/FZIA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Bunia Airport (BUX/FZKA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Narrative:
The Antonov departed Kisangani on a troop movement flight, carrying about 100 Congolese Army soldiers to Bunia. The aircraft landed heavy on a dirt strip at Aru, causing the right hand main undercarriage to be pushed through the fuselage into the cabin. Reportedly two passengers were killed and five seriously injured as a result. The fatalities were reportedly caused by persons running into the still turning propellers when evacuating the aircraft.

Classification:

Sources:
» AFP
» RIA Novosti
» Soviet Transports


Photos

photo of Antonov 12 RA-11916
RA-11916 was bought by Wimbi Dira Airways as 9Q-CWC in September 2003
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Map
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 Kisangani Airport to Bunia Airport as the crow flies is 572 km (358 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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