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Last updated: 11 April 2021
Date:Sunday 28 December 2014
Time:ca 03:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:AG Air
Registration: 4L-AFS
C/n / msn: 8608
First flight: 1979
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:26 km (16.3 mls) S of Uvira (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Bujumbura International Airport (BJM/HBBA), Burundi
Destination airport:Pointe-Noire Airport (PNR/FCPP), Congo
An Antonov cargo plane is said to have impacted a forested mountainside near Uvira, D.R. Congo, killing all six crew members.
The airplane landed at Entebbe, Uganda at 05:23 local time on December 27 for a technical stop. The airplane departed at 11:09 for Bujumbura, Burundi under flight number AGS902. After midnight on December 28 the Antonov departed Bujumbura and headed west, bound for to Pointe Noire, Congo. It impacted a mountainside just across the border in D.R. Congo.

Formally 4L-AFS was deregistered from the Georgian aircraft register in 2014.


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photo of Antonov-An-26-4L-AFS
accident date: 28-12-2014
type: Antonov An-26
registration: 4L-AFS
photo of Antonov-An-26-RA-26679
accident date: 28-12-2014
type: Antonov An-26
registration: RA-26679
photo of Antonov-An-26-UR-AFS
accident date: 28-12-2014
type: Antonov An-26
registration: UR-AFS

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 Bujumbura International Airport to Pointe-Noire Airport as the crow flies is 1932 km (1207 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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