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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 216463
Last updated: 24 May 2020
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Owner/operator:Congolese Air Force
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mbandaka Airport -   Congo
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Hit by rebel Ground fire while attempting to bomb a rebel target and immediately returned to Mbandaka Airport for an emergency landing but crashed and exploded on the runway. A number of passengers, including Major General Faustin Munene, the head of the Congolese Air Force, escaped from the aircraft before the explosion, but 12 others, including two Ukrainan mercenary pilots and two Congolese, were killed.. The Aircraft was reported as Russian-bulit, but the type is not confirmed, althrough probably an An-24RV or An-26, as these are the only Russian transports believed to be currently in Congolese service.


AFM January 2000, p74

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20-Oct-2018 15:31 TB Added

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