Narrative:On March 12, 2013, a Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I, 9Q-CTC, departed Kinshasa-N'Dolo on a cargo flight to Djolu Airport, D.R. Congo. The flight was uneventful but on landing the aircraft was damaged. Repairs were carried out on sight.
|Date:||Friday 22 March 2013|
Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I
|C/n / msn:|| 001|
|First flight:|| 1958-08-14 (54 years 8 months)|
|Total airframe hrs:||17247|
|Engines:|| 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 529-8X|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Djolu Airport ( Congo (Democratic Republic))
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Djolu Airport, Congo (Democratic Republic)|
|Destination airport:||Kinshasa-N'Dolo Airport (NLO/FZAB), Congo (Democratic Republic)|
Ten days later the aircraft was to be flown back to Kinshasa with two crew members and four technicians on board. After releasing the brakes for takeoff, the aircraft accelerated off the side of the runway and into a forest. The aircraft broke up and a fire erupted.
The aircraft involved in the accident was the Grumman G-159 prototype.
Probable Cause:Probable cause:
The accident and its consequences are:
- The poor condition of the runway.
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Follow-up / safety actions
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 Djolu Airport to Kinshasa-N'Dolo Airport as the crow flies is 961 km (601 miles).