Narrative:The asphalt road that connects Walikale to Mubi and Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo is often used to deliver supplies to the village of Walikale and transport mining products from the local Cassiterite mine. The Let 410 9Q-CBQ took off from this road on a flight back to Goma (GOM). Engine problems forced the crew to return to Walikale. However, the road had opened again for traffic. An emergency landing was carried out, during which the airplane collided with several vehicles. It continued off the road, collided with several houses before coming to rest in a plantation. A passenger of one of the vehicles was fatally injured in the accident.
|Date:||Thursday 5 December 2013|
|C/n / msn:|| 851338|
|First flight:|| 1985|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4 |
|Ground casualties:||Fatalities: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Walikale (Congo (Democratic Republic))
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Walikale Airstrip, Congo (Democratic Republic)|
|Destination airport:||Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Congo (Democratic Republic)|
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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 Walikale Airstrip to Goma Airport as the crow flies is 136 km (85 miles).
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.