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Accident description
Last updated: 19 August 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 22 March 2013
Time:12:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic G159 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I
Operator:Malu Aviation
Registration: 9Q-CTC
C/n / msn: 001
First flight: 1958-08-14 (54 years 8 months)
Total airframe hrs:17247
Cycles:14728
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)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Djolu Airport, Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Kinshasa-N'Dolo Airport (NLO/FZAB), Congo (Democratic Republic)
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.
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.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» BPEAA Final Report


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Distance from Djolu Airport to Kinshasa-N'Dolo Airport as the crow flies is 961 km (601 miles).

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