Date & Time: Oct 4, 2007 at 1040 LT
Type of aircraft:
El Sam Airlift
Kinshasa – Tshikapa – Kananga
Democratic Republic of Congo
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
After takeoff from Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport, while climbing, the right engine failed. The aircraft stalled, hit tree tops and crashed onto several houses located in Kingasani neighbourhood. A crew member survived while 21 other occupants 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 occurring in DRC since 8 January 1996 when an Antonov AN-32 crashed also in Kinshasa, killing 237 people.
Failure of the right engine during initial climb for unknown reasons.