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Last updated: 7 March 2021
Date:Sunday 17 July 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40D
Operating for:Sankuru Air Service
Leased from:Impulse-Aero
Registration: RA-87256
C/n / msn: 9311326
First flight: 1973
Total airframe hrs:27402
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Boma Airport (BOA) (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Kinshasa (unknown airport), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Boma Airport (BOA/FZAJ), Democratic Republic of the Congo
The aircraft landed far down Boma's 3609 feet long runway 21, overran and crashed into a ravine. It appeared that the pilots operated the normal and emergency brake systems simultaneously, which the flight manual forbids, and the aircraft was left with no brakes at all. The airplane had been leased from

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