2007 Kongolo Antonov An-32B crash

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2007 Kongolo Antonov An-32B crash
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Accident
Date26 August 2007 (2007-08-26)
SummaryEngine Failure
SiteKongolo Airport, Kongolo, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Aircraft
Aircraft typeAntonov An-32B
OperatorGreat Lakes Business Company
Registration9Q-CAC
Flight originKongolo Airport, Kongolo, Democratic Republic of the Congo
DestinationGoma International Airport, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Passengers12
Crew3
Fatalities14
Injuries1
Survivors1

On 26 August 2007, an Antonov An-32B crashed at Kongolo Airport in Kongolo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing 14 of the 15 people on board.[1]

Accident[edit]

Loaded with nine tons of cassiterite and other minerals and carrying 12 passengers and a crew of three, an Antonov An-32B operated by the Great Lakes Business Company took off from Kongolo Airport for a domestic flight to Goma International Airport in Goma on 26 August 2007. About ten minutes after takeoff, the aircraft experienced engine trouble, and the crew – composed of two Ukrainians and a Russian – attempted to return to Kongolo Airport. On approach to Kongolo Airport about 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) short of the runway, the aircraft struck trees and crashed at about 16:00 local time. The wreckage caught fire. All three crew members and 11 of the 12 passengers died.[1]

Aircraft[edit]

The aircraft was a twin-engine Antonov An-32B (NATO reporting name "Curl"), manufacturer's serial number 14-07.[1] It had first flown in 1987 and was registered as 9Q-CAC.[1]

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