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.
|Date:||Tuesday 4 October 2005|
|Operator:||Wimbi Dira Airways|
|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))
|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)|
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RA-11916 was bought by Wimbi Dira Airways as 9Q-CWC in September 2003
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.