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Status: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Monday 14 February 2022
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP-E3
Operator:Doren Air Congo
Registration: 9S-GFA
MSN: 871921
First flight: 1987
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bukavu-Kavumu Airport (BKY) (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Bukavu-Kavumu Airport (BKY/FZMA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Lulingu Tshionka Airport (FZOG), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Narrative:
A Let L-410UVP-E3, 9S-GFA, burnt out at Bukavu-Kavumu Airport, D.R. Congo.
The aircraft was carrying 1600 kgs of cargo bound for Lulingu, D.R. Congo. Local media reports suggest that a fire developed on board the aircraft after takeoff. The pilots reportedly returned to Kavumu Airport and evacuated from the aircraft.
The fire quickly engulfed the cabin of the aircraft and fire services were not able to contain the fire. The aircraft burned out completely.

Local media websites reported that the aircraft was operated by 'Agefreco'. This company does not have an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) in D.R. Congo. Fleet lists suggest the aircraft was owned instead by Doren Air Congo.

Sources:
» radiookapi.net
» russianplanes.net
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Bukavu-Kavumu Airport to Lulingu Tshionka Airport as the crow flies is 139 km (87 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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