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Last updated: 21 November 2019
Status:
Date:Thursday 20 December 2018
Time:c. 10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26B
Operator:Gomair
Registration: 9S-AGB
C/n / msn: 13402
First flight: 1984
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 37 km from Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH) (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Tshikapa Airport (TSH/FZUK), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Narrative:
An Antonov An-26B transport plane, operated by Gomair, crashed while descending towards the destination of Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport, D.R. Congo and in preparation for an approach to runway 06.
The aircraft was returning from Tshikapa where it had delivered election materials for the national electoral commission (CENI).
On December 21, CENI confirmed that the aircraft had crashed and that all seven occupants and died.

Sources:
» actualite.cd
» Reuters
» @News_aero
» RDC : Crash d’un Antonov 26 aux portes de Kinshasa (afrique.lalibre.be, 21 Dec 2018)


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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 Tshikapa Airport to Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport as the crow flies is 632 km (395 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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