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Last updated: 15 October 2021
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 29 July 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Saab 340B
Operator:Air Urga
On behalf of:United Nations - UN
Registration: UR-ARO
MSN: 340B-276
First flight: 1991-11-06 (21 years 9 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lubumbashi International Airport (FBM) (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lubumbashi International Airport (FBM/FZQA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Kalemie Airport (FMI/FZRF), Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Saab 340B was operated on behalf of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on a flight from Lubumbashi to Kalemie and Goma, DR Congo.
During takeoff the aircraft apparently lost directional control and went off the runway. It veered off the right side of the runway, coming to a stop in undergrowth 200m from the runway.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BPEA DR Congo
Status: Investigation ongoing
Download report: Interim report

Runway excursion

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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 Lubumbashi International Airport to Kalemie Airport as the crow flies is 660 km (413 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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