Narrative:The aircraft landed hard, causing both wings to break. The aircraft came to rest on the left hand side of the runway with both wings hanging down. A small fire erupted in the back of the plane. The Antonov was reportedly carrying fuel.
|Date:||Tuesday 24 January 2006|
|C/n / msn:|| 2340805|
|First flight:|| 1962|
|Engines:|| 4 Ivchenko AI-20M|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Mbuji Mayi Airport (MJM) (Congo (Democratic Republic))
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Congo (Democratic Republic)|
|Destination airport:||Mbuji Mayi Airport (MJM/FZWA), Congo (Democratic Republic)|
Mbuji Mayi has a single asphalt runway (17/35), 1999 m (6558 feet) long.
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RA-11324 was sold to Sierra Leone in 2003 as 9L-LDW and moved to D.R. Congo in 2004 as 9Q-CER
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 Mbuji Mayi Airport as the crow flies is 796 km (498 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.