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Date:Saturday 29 November 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Force Aérienne Congolaise
Registration: 9T-TAD
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 24
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Boende Airport (BNB) (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Boende Airport (BNB/FZGN), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Kinshasa (unknown airport), Democratic Republic of the Congo
A Congolese Air Force Antonov 26 was to depart Boende for Kinshasa, carrying a crew of six, 18 passengers and 672 kg of cargo. The Antonov accelerated down the runway, but the pilot decided to abort the takeoff. During the second attempt to take off, one of the tyres failed. The Antonov overshot the 1400 m long runway, crashing through a local market and killing 13 people on the ground.

Tire failure
Rejected takeoff
Runway excursion

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Antonov An-26

  • 1403 built
  • 116th loss
  • 63rd fatal accident
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