Date & Time: Oct 4, 2007 at 1040 LT
Type of aircraft:
Antonov AN-26
Registration:
9Q-COS
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
City
Schedule:
Kinshasa-Tshikapa-Kananga
MSN:
8807
YOM:
1979
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
17
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
49
Circumstances:

After takeoff, the right engine failed. The aircraft stalled, hit tree tops and crashed on houses located in Kingasani neighbourhood. Only one passenger survived and at least 28 people on ground were killed. The Ministry of Transport was sacked after the accident due to inability to reform all aviation problem existing in DRC. The present accident is the worst ocurring in DRC since 8 January 1996 when an Antonov AN-32 crashed also in Kinshasa, killing 237 people.