Accident description
Last updated: 21 November 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 27 April 2006
Time:ca 11:00
Type:Convair CV-580F
Operating for:LAC - SkyCongo
Leased from:Skyhaul
Registration: ZS-SKH
C/n / msn: 147
First flight: 1954
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Amisi Airport (   Congo (Democratic Republic)) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Amisi Airport, Congo (Democratic Republic)
Narrative:
The Convair CV-580 departed Goma (GOM) at 07:30 UTC on a cargo flight to Amisi. The airplane carried telecom equipment on behalf of the Vodacom company. The Convair was one of two planes used by LAC - SkyCongo, a subsidiary of Skyhaul (South Africa).

Sources:
» Huit morts dans un crash d’avion près Lubutu (Maniema) (Radio Okapi, 28-4-2006)
» Un crash d'avion au Maniema fait 8 morts (L'Express 28-4-2006)


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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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