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Last updated: 18 October 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 30 May 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Air Serv Limited
On behalf of:United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS)
Registration: 5X-MRH
C/n / msn: 208B2386
First flight: 2012
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kamonia Airstrip (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kamonia Airstrip, Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Kamako Airstrip, Congo (Democratic Republic)
Narrative:
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, operated by Air Serv Limited on behalf of UNHAS was involved in an accident on take-off from a remote airstrip in Kamonia in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The aircraft came to rest inverted. The two crew members and three passengers sustained minor injuries.
The aircraft was bound for Kamako.

The Kamonia Airstrip is described in a MAF West Congo document, dated August 2015, as: "patchy soft sand when dry, erosion
on sides and ends AN-2 traffic possible; Land 35 TO 17".

Sources:
» WFP press release


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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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