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Last updated: 22 September 2021
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Date:Monday 12 June 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-28
Operator:Tepavia Trans
Registration: ER-AJB
MSN: 1AJ003-09
First flight: 1987
Engines: 2 Glushenkov TVD-10B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kamituga Airport (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Kamituga Airport (FZPB), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Narrative:
Whilst landing at Kamituga, DR Congo, the shock absorber of the left main landing gear support failed due to a gas explosion, followed by destruction of the brake pipes and loss of hydraulics.
The fuel tanks in the left wing broke and fuel ignited. The aircraft became uncontrollable, veered to the left and collided with metal structures of a hangar and subsequently collided with a lorry causing an explosion. The crew managed to escape through the right blister with both pilots suffering severe burns.

Classification:
Runway mishap

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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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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