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Last updated: 28 January 2022
Fecha:lunes 1 septiembre 2008
Hora:ca 16:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900C-1
Operado por:Air Serv International
Alquilado a :CemAir
Registración: ZS-OLD
Numéro de série: UC-137
Año de Construcción: 1990
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 15 / Ocupantes: 15
Total:Fatalidades: 17 / Ocupantes: 17
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:15 km (9.4 milles) NW of Bukavu-Kavumu Airport (BKY) (   República Democrática del Congo)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 3048 m (10000 feet) amsl
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Kisangani-Bangoka International Airport (FKI/FZIC), República Democrática del Congo
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Bukavu-Kavumu Airport (BKY/FZMA), República Democrática del Congo
A Beech 1900 operating on behalf of Air Serv International departed Kinshasa on a humanitarian flight to Goma (GOM). En route stops were made in Mbandaka (MDK) and Kisangani (FKI). The last stop before Goma would be Bukavu (BKY), a one hour flight from Kisangani. The airplane approached Bukavu in severe weather. It flew into a steep ridge, some 15 km northwest of Bukavu. The crash site is at about 10,000 ft above sea level and is a steep slope of mount Kahuzi. The area is thick jungle.

» Humanitarian aircraft goes missing in Congo-U.N. (Reuters, 1-9-2008)
» Air Serv International press release 2 SEP 2008


photo of Beechcraft-1900C-1-ZS-OLD
accident date: 01-09-2008
type: Beechcraft 1900C-1
registration: ZS-OLD

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kisangani-Bangoka International Airport to Bukavu-Kavumu Airport as the crow flies is 493 km (308 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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Beech 1900

  • 695 built
  • 32nd loss
  • 21st accidente fatal
  • 7th worst accident (a la hora)
  • 9th worst accident (actualmente)
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 República Democrática del Congo
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  • 25th worst accident (actualmente)
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