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Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 21 October 2010
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP
Operator:TRACEP-Congo Aviation
Registration: 9Q-CUA
MSN: X0101
First flight: 1977
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bugulumisa (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Bukavu-Kamenbe Airport (BKY/FZMA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Shabunda Airport (FZMW), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Narrative:
A Let 410 plane, registration reportedly 9Q-CUA, was damaged beyond repair in an accident near Bugulumisa, D.R. Congo. Both crew members were killed. The airplane operated on a cargo flight from Bukavu-Kamenbe Airport (BKY) to Shabunda Airport.
Reports indicate that an engine failed during climbout from Bukavu. The airport is at an elevation of 5,643 feet (1,720 m) above mean sea level and surrounded by hills.

Sources:
» Bukavu : deux morts dans un crash d’avion survenu ce jeudi (Radio Okapi)


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Distance from Bukavu-Kamenbe Airport to Shabunda Airport as the crow flies is 168 km (105 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 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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Let L-410

  • 1138+ built
  • 102nd loss
  • 47th fatal accident
  • 36th worst accident (at the time)
  • 53rd worst accident (currently)
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 Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • 56th worst accident (at the time)
  • 72nd worst accident (currently)
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