Date & Time: Nov 30, 2012 at 1730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Ilyushin II-76
Operator:
Registration:
EK-76300
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Pointe-Noire - Brazzaville
MSN:
083410300
YOM:
1978
Country:
Congo
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
6
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
1
Other fatalities:
25
Total fatalities:
32
Circumstances:
Aircraft was performing a cargo flight from Pointe-Noire to Brazzaville with one passenger and a crew of six on board plus cargo consisting of cars. On final approach to runway 05L in poor weather conditions, aircraft hit houses roofs and tree tops and eventually crashed in the district of La Poudrière, less than one km from runway threshold. All occupants were killed and at least 25 people on the ground as well. Fourteen other people were injured. Several houses were destroyed. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were poor with thunderstorm activity and rain. MAK stated in February 2013 that they received the FDR from the Congolese authorities but the recorders show mechanical damage as a result of the impact forces.