Accident description
Last updated: 22 December 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 30 January 2012
Time:ca 08:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 28
Operator:TRACEP-Congo Aviation
Registration: 9Q-CUN
C/n / msn: 1AJ006-11
First flight: 1989
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) from Namoya (   Congo (Democratic Republic)) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Bukavu-Kamenbe Airport (BKY/FZMA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Namoya Airstrip, Congo (Democratic Republic)
Narrative:
An Antonov 28 airplane was destroyed in an accident near Namoya, D.R. Congo. Two of the five occupants survived the accident
The airplane departed Bukavu (BKY) at 07:45 on a domestic flight to Namoya. The plane failed to arrive and a search was initiated. The wreckage was found the next day.
Namoya is located in a gold mining area in Maniema Province.
The manufacturer reported that the airworthiness of this aircraft (9Q-CUN, msn 1AJ006-11) had expired on June 12, 1993.


Sources:
» Washington Post
» Radio Okapi
» RIA Novosti


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Distance from Bukavu-Kamenbe Airport to Namoya Airstrip as the crow flies is 232 km (145 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.
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