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Last updated: 6 July 2020
Status:Zwischenbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 19 April 2000
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow An-8
Fluggesellschaft:Force Aérienne Rwandaise
Kennzeichen: TL-ACM
Werknummer: 9340706
Baujahr: 1959
Triebwerk: 2 Ivchenko AI-20D
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 20
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 24 / Insassen: 24
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Pepa (   Kongo/Kinshasa)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Pepa Airport (FZRJ), Kongo/Kinshasa
Flug nach:Kigali International Airport (KGL/HRYR), Ruanda
Unfallbericht:
A Rwanda army major, two captains, two lieutenants, and some soldiers were killed along with the 4 Russian crewmembers when their Antonov 8 crashed on takeoff from Pepa. The soldiers were returning on home leave, while others were planning to attend the president's swearing-in ceremony.
A birdstrike is suspected. Other sources report a death toll of around 57 and suggest the Antonov might have been imported into Rwanda illegally.

Informationsquelle:
» Africa News Service
» Scramble 252
» Tommy Maurer


Fotos

photo of Antonov-An-8-TL-ACM
accident date: 19-04-2000
type: Antonov An-8
registration: TL-ACM
 

Map
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 Pepa Airport to Kigali International Airport as the crow flies is 638 km (398 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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