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Accident description
Last updated: 18 August 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 27 July 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2R
Operator:Air Kasai
Registration: 9S-GFS
C/n / msn: 1G201-29
First flight: 1983
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) from Kamako (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Kamako Airstrip, Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Tshikapa Airport (TSH/FZUK), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Narrative:
An aircraft operated by Air Kasai was destroyed when it crashed and burned 3 km from Kamako, Democratic Republic of the Congo. There are said to have been seven persons on board the aircraft. The pilot and passenger survived the accident.

Sources:
» Kasaï : crash d’un avion près de Kamako (radiookapi.net, 27 July 2018)
» RDC: Cinq morts dans le crash d’un avion à Kamako (Tshikapa) (actualite.cd, 27 July 2018)
» Au moins cinq morts dans le crash d'un Antonov en RDC (voaafrique.com, 27 July 2018)


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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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