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Date:Tuesday 14 July 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic F50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker 50
Operator:Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation - CAA
Registration: 9Q-CJB
MSN: 20205
First flight: 1990-12-07 (24 years 8 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW125B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Goma Airport (GOM) (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
A Fokker 50 passenger plane, operated by Compagnie Africaine d'Aviation (CAA), sustained substantial damage in a ground accident at Goma Airport (GOM), Democratic Republic of the Congo.
As the engines were running in preparation for a test flight, the main landing gear folded back, causing the fuselage to hit the tarmac. The fuselage sustained severe wrinkling to the forward fuselage.

Landing gear collapse
Damaged on the ground

» Zoomeco
» Aéroports du Congo
» Voice of Congo



Video, social media

AÉROPORT DE GOMA: Avion Fokker 50 de la compagnie Fly CAA endommagé au sol lors du contrôle technique quelques minutes...

Posted by Aéroports du Congo on Thursday, 16 July 2015


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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Fokker 50

  • 213 built
  • 15th loss
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 Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • 80th worst accident (at the time)
  • 89th worst accident (currently)
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