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Last updated: 25 February 2021
Date:Tuesday 4 October 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12
Operator:Wimbi Dira Airways
Registration: 9Q-CWC
C/n / msn: 2400901
First flight: 1962
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 100
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Aru Airport (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kisangani-Bangoka International Airport (FKI/FZIC), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Bunia Airport (BUX/FZKA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Antonov departed Kisangani on a troop movement flight, carrying about 100 Congolese Army soldiers to Bunia. The aircraft landed heavy on a dirt strip at Aru, causing the right hand main undercarriage to be pushed through the fuselage into the cabin. Reportedly two passengers were killed and five seriously injured as a result. The fatalities were reportedly caused by persons running into the still turning propellers when evacuating the aircraft.

Heavy landing
Runway mishap

» RIA Novosti
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photo of Antonov-An-12-RA-11916
accident date: 04-10-2005
type: Antonov An-12
registration: RA-11916

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 Kisangani-Bangoka International Airport to Bunia Airport as the crow flies is 553 km (346 miles).

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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