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Last updated: 29 July 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 10 Oktober 2019
Zeit:ca 14:30 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow An-72
Fluggesellschaft:Air Force of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kennzeichen: EK-72903
Werknummer: 36572020385
Baujahr: 1987
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Kole (   Kongo/Kinshasa)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Kongo/Kinshasa
Flug nach:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), Kongo/Kinshasa
An Antonov An-72 transport plane operating for the Air Force of the Democratic Republic of the Congo was reported missing on a flight from Goma to Kinshasa.
The aircraft operated on a presidential logistics support flight and departed Goma at 13:32 UTC (15:32 local time). The estimated time of arrival at Kinshasa was 16:43 UTC (17:43 local time). Last contact with the flight was at 59 minutes after takeoff from Goma. The next day the wreckage was located in a forest near Punia.

The aircraft used to be owned by the Armenian airline South Airlines, registered EK-72903. However, EK-72903, is no longer on the Armenian aircraft register and South Airlines does not seem to have an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) in Armenia.

» Autorité de l'Aviation Civile / RDC


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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 Goma Airport to Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport as the crow flies is 1554 km (971 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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