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Last updated: 7 May 2021
Date:Thursday 3 August 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-28
Operator:TRACEP-Congo Aviation
Registration: 9Q-COM
MSN: 1AJ008-21
First flight: 1990
Engines: 2 Glushenkov TVD-10B
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:15 km (9.4 mls) from Bukavu (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lugushwa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Bukavu-Kamenbe Airport (BKY/FZMA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Antonov descended towards Bukavu in low clouds and struck a mountainside. It crashed in a forest and caught fire.
On 9 August 2006, the Antonov Aviation Scientific Technical Complex informed the State Administration of Ukraine for Aviation Safety Oversight of Antonov aircraft whose service life had expired and which, therefore, were no longer considered to be airworthy. The crashed An-28 (1AJ008-21) was one of those aircraft.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Crash d'un avion au Sud-Kivu: 17 morts (Radio Okapi, 4-8-2006)
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