2009 Aéro-Frêt Antonov An-12 crash
An Antonov AN-12 similar to the accident aircraft
|Date||26 August 2009|
|Summary||In-flight fire and mid-air break up|
|Aircraft type||Antonov An-12BK|
|Flight origin||Pointe Noire Airport|
|Destination||Maya-Maya Airport, Brazzaville|
The aircraft crashed into a cemetery at Nganga Lingolo on the outskirts of Brazzaville while on a flight from Pointe Noir Airport. The accident happened at 06:00 local time. The five Ukrainian crew and the Congolese passenger died in the accident. The accident site is 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) south east of Maya-Maya airport. The aircraft was due to land on runway 05, it was carrying a cargo of food, a minibus and three other vehicles. The METAR in force at the time of the accident was METAR FCBB 260600Z 27006KT 7000 SCT016 OVC130 21/20 Q1015 NOSIG (translation: Metar for Maya-Maya airport, issued at 06:00 UTC on the 26th of the month. Wind direction 270° at 6 knots (11 km/h), visibility 7 kilometres (4.3 mi), scattered clouds at 1,600 feet (490 m), overcast at 13,000 feet (4,000 m), temperature 21°C, dewpoint 20°C, QNH 1013 millibars, no significant change expected in next few hours). At the time of the accident it was drizzling and visibility was 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi). Eyewitnesses reported that one of the wings was on fire before the crash, and that the aircraft broke up in mid-air. The carriage of the passenger was in contravention of the law in the Congo which bans AN-24s from use as passenger aircraft.
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