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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 23 August 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 28
Operator:Victoria Air
Registration: 3C-LLA
C/n / msn: 1AJ005-22
First flight: 1989
Engines: 2 Glushenkov TVD-10B
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mugogo (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Kama, Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Kampene Airport (FZOE), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Narrative:
The aircraft departed Bukavu for a flight to Kampene. An intermediate stop was made at Kama, where some cargo was loaded and passengers boarded the plane. Eight minutes after takeoff from Kama, one of the engines failed. The crew, consisting of two Russian pilots, elected to divert to Bukavu but the aircraft crashed 10 km short. According to survivors the aircraft was overloaded with a.o. arms and ammunition.

Sources:
» Medias Congolais
» Scramble 271


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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 Kama to Kampene Airport as the crow flies is 47 km (29 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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