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Last updated: 14 August 2020
Statuts:Préliminaire
Date:samedi 22 janvier 2005
Heure:ca 13:00
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic AN8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-8
Compagnie:Great Lake Business Company
Immatriculation: EL-WVA
Numéro de série: OG-3440
Année de Fabrication: 1960
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 7
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 10
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Kongolo (   République dém. du Cono)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Kindu Airport (KND/FZOA), République dém. du Cono
Aéroport de destination:Kongolo Airport (KOO/FZRQ), République dém. du Cono
Détails:
The aircraft, leased by the French NGO Solidarités for a humanitarian flight, departed Goma on a flight to Kongolo via Bukavu and Kindu. It crashed into houses while on approach to Kongolo, some 100 meters short of the runway. At least ten persons were on board. The leasing contract stipulated that the flight was exclusively a cargo flight and was not authorized to transport any passengers.
The airplane involved in the accident was grounded twice in 2004, once after a near crash due to engine failure. On both occasions, provincial authorities provided special dispensation and cleared the aircraft for immediate use.

Sources:
» Aviation Letter 459
» Gazet van Antwerpen
» UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo
» Letter dated 25 January 2005 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo addressed to the President of the Security Council


Photos

photo of Antonov-An-8-EL-WVA
accident date: 22-01-2005
type: Antonov An-8
registration: EL-WVA
 

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Kindu Airport et Kongolo Airport est de 299 km (187 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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