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Date:Friday 15 September 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2R
Operator:Zaabu International
Registration: 9Q-CXL
MSN: 1G208-47
First flight: 1984
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kahuzi-Biega National Park (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bukavu-Kavumu Airport (BKY/FZMA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Nzovu Airport (FZMD), Democratic Republic of the Congo
An Antonov 2 biplane crashed in the Kahuzi-Biega National Park shortly after takeoff from Bukavu, D.R. Congo. There were five people on board. Two were injured. News reports indicate that a fire broke out after the accident.

» Two injured in DRC plane crash (AFP)


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Distance from Bukavu-Kavumu Airport to Nzovu Airport as the crow flies is 95 km (59 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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Antonov An-2

  • 18000 built
  • 657th loss
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 Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • 57th worst accident (at the time)
  • 89th worst accident (currently)
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