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Accident description
Last updated: 19 February 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 7 September 2007
Time:ca 12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12BP
Operating for:Galaxy Incorporation
Leased from:Transaviaservice
Registration: 4L-SAS
C/n / msn: 3341108
First flight: 1963
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Goma Airport (GOM) (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Crash site elevation: 1551 m (5089 feet) amsl
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Kisangani-Bangoka International Airport (FKI/FZIC), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Narrative:
The An-12 was transporting about 18 tons of cargo, amongst others palm oil, from Kisangani (FKI) to Bukavu with a stopover at Goma (GOM). The airplane crash-landed at Goma, slid into a petrified lava flow beyond the runway and caught fire.
The crew reportedly consisted of two persons from Georgia, two from the Ukraine and one from Congo. The plane was owned by Georgian carrier Transaviaservice. The An-12's Certificate of Airworthiness had expired in March and had not been renewed.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Goma : 5 morts dans le crash d’un Antonov (Radio Okapi, 7-9-2007)
» Eight killed in Congo plane crash (Reuters, 8-9-2007)


Photos

photo of Antonov An-12BP UR-UAF
UR-UAF was later sold in Africa, operating as 9XR-MK and later reportedly as 4L-SAS
photo of Antonov An-12BP 4L-SAS
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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-Bangoka International Airport to Goma Airport as the crow flies is 493 km (308 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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