Accident Antonov An-26B ER-AZT,
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Date:Monday 5 September 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-26B
Owner/operator:Galaxy Incorporation
Registration: ER-AZT
MSN: 9005
Year of manufacture:1979
Engine model:Ivchenko AI-24VT
Fatalities:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:1,5 km from Isiro-Matari (IRP) -   Congo (Democratic Republic)
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Beni Airport (BNC/FZNP)
Destination airport:Isiro-Matari Airport (IRP/FZJH)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The Antonov struck a tree, crashed and caught fire while coming in to land at Isiro. The aircraft was reportedly approaching runway 31 in fog as the accident happened. News reports state that the plane belonged to the private company Galaxy which was reportedly doing business as Kavatshi or Kavatsi Airlines.
The airplane in question had been leased from Aerocom in November 2003. In September 2004 the certificate of airworthiness of the plane expired, but continued operations in Congo.


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