Date & Time: Sep 1, 2008 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft 1900C
Operator:
Registration:
ZS-OLD
Flight Type:
Humanitarian
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Kinshasa - Mbandaka - Kisangani - Bukavu - Goma
MSN:
UC-137
YOM:
1900
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
15
Pax fatalities:
15
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
17
Captain / Total flying hours:
2031
Circumstances:
Aircraft was performing a humanitarian mission from Kinshasa to Goma with intermediate stops in Mbandaka, Kisangani and Bukavu. While approaching Bukavu-Kamenbe airport in bad weather conditions, the aircraft flying too low hit a mountain ridge and crashed. Rescue teams found the debris a day after and all 17 occupants perished.