Congo

Seven Killed as Cargo Plane Overshoots Runway in Congo

Sunday, December 27, 2015
By George Hatcher

A cargo plane plowed into a residential area in Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of Congo, on December 24. Authorities said the Airbus 310 plane, operated by the cargo company Services Air, overshot the runway due to rainy weather and near-zero visibility before hitting several houses. At least seven people on the ground were killed in... »

Plane Fails Takeoff in Congo. Propellors fly off the plane

Thursday, August 1, 2013
By George Hatcher

On a United Nations MONUSCO flight departing Lubumbashi for Kalemie/Goma, during takeoff, a propellor flew off the plane. THe plane veered off the runway, damaging the undercarrage on non-paved ground. A Radio Okapi report said: Un avion de la Monusco a raté son décollage ce lundi 29 juillet matin à l’aéroport de la Lwano... »

Six bodies recovered in CAA Crash in Goma

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
By George Hatcher
Six bodies recovered in CAA Crash in Goma

On March 4th 2013, a CAA Compagnie Africaine d’Aviation Fokker 50 cargo flight en route from Lodja to Goma crashed in a residential area at Lake Kivu. The incident occurred during bad weather under conditions with low visibility on approach to the runway. The crash impacted residences. Six bodies were recovered and three survivors... »

Brazzaville Crash Pilot Named (update)

Sunday, December 2, 2012
By George Hatcher
Brazzaville Crash Pilot Named (update)

What: Aero-Services for Trans Air Congo Ilyhushin IL-76T freighter en route from Pointe Noire to Brazzaville Where: Brazzaville When: Nov 30 2012 Who: 32 fatalities, 14 injured Why: The Armenian crew fatalities of the crashed Trans Air Congo cargo jet have been named: Varazdat Balasanyan, born in 1949 (captain of the crew) Ara Tovmasyan,... »

Brazzaville Cargo FLight Crash Fatalities Updated to 32

Sunday, December 2, 2012
By George Hatcher
Brazzaville Cargo FLight Crash Fatalities Updated to 32

What: Aero-Services for Trans Air Congo Ilyhushin IL-76T freighter en route from Pointe Noire to Brazzaville Where: Brazzaville When: Nov 30 2012 Who: 30 fatalities, 14 injured *Death toll rises to 32 Why: A Trans Air Congo cargo jet landed in rainy conditions in Brazzaville, one report says the plane overran the runway, went... »

Ukrainian Pilots die in Congo Helicopter Crash

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
By George Hatcher
Ukrainian Pilots die in Congo Helicopter Crash

What: Mil Mi-2 Where: Mbouambe,Brazzaville, Congo When: July 16, 2012 Who: 2 aboard, 2 fatalities Why: A police Mi-2 helicopter crashed in the Congo. The two pilots, both Ukranian, were killed in the crash. The bodies of the pilots have been recovered and were sent to Brazzaville morgue. The Ukrainian Defense minister reported that... »

Chopper Pilot from Belarus Dies in Congo Crash

Friday, November 18, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Mil Mi-8 Where: Badondo north of Brazzaville, Congo When: Nov 15, 2011 Who: 4 aboard, 1 fatality Why: The military chopper which had been chartered by a mining company crashed during bad weather when it tried to land. The pilot, Alexandre Kossiarev, was from Belarus and died in the crash. Three passengers were... »

Congo Plane Excursion

Monday, September 12, 2011
By George Hatcher

What: Protocole Aviation Douglas DC-8 freight flight from Pointe-Noire to Brazzaville Where: Brazzaville When: Sep 12th 2011 Who: 4 crew Why: En route transporting food from Pointe-Noire to Brazzaville in the Congo, the flight landed hard. A tire burst on landing, resulting in the plane going off the runway. The landing gear was damaged.... »

Fatalities Rise in Congo Crash, ATC Trainee at Fault?

Thursday, July 14, 2011
By George Hatcher
Fatalities Rise in Congo Crash, ATC Trainee at Fault?

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Guido Potters What: Hewa Bora Airways Boeing 727-100 en route from Kinshana N’Djili to Kisangani (Democratic Republic of Congo) Where: Kisangani When: Jul 8th 2011 Who: 112 passengers and 6 crew Why: Attempting to land in heavy rain, limited visibility, thunderstorms in the area,... »

Single Survivor Pulled from Crash

Saturday, April 16, 2011
By George Hatcher
Single Survivor Pulled from Crash

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Robert Matthews What: United Nations – UN/Georgian Airways Canadair CL600 2B19 Regional Jet CRJ-100ER on the return trip from Kinshasa-N’Djili Airport (FIH) to Kisangani (FKI) and Entebbe (and back) Where: Kinshasa-N’Djili Airport, Congo When: 04 APR 2011 2 pm. Who: 4 crew, 29 passengers... »

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