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Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 26 May 2009
Time:16:16
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Services Air
Registration: 9Q-CSA
MSN: 5005
First flight: 1977
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) from Isiro-Matari Airport (IRP) (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Isiro-Matari Airport (IRP/FZJH), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Narrative:
A Congolese An-26 was destroyed when it crashed on approach to Isiro-Matari Airport (IRP). The three flight crew members received fatal injuries. The loadmaster reportedly survived the accident.
The An-26 was carrying 7 tons of cartons of cigarettes on behalf of the SuperMatch company.

Sources:
» Isiro : 3 morts, cest le bilan du crash dun Antonov 26 (Radio Okapi, 27-5-2009)


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Distance from Goma Airport to Isiro-Matari Airport as the crow flies is 530 km (331 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networks 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-26

  • 1403 built
  • 131st loss
  • 72nd fatal accident
  • 64th worst accident (at the time)
  • 83rd worst accident (currently)
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 Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • 47th worst accident (at the time)
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