Date & Time: Aug 18, 2004 at 1110 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Goma – Walikale
Democratic Republic of Congo
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The twin engine aircraft departed Goma on a cargo flight to Walikale, carrying two passengers, one pilot and a load of ores. About 10 minutes after takeoff, while flying in limited visibility due to poor weather conditions, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt Nyiragongo located about 15 km north of Goma Airport. The wreckage was found at the altitude of 2,590 metres. The minimum safe altitude was fixed at 3,400 metres.
Controlled flight into terrain.