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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 25 May 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12BP
Operator:Victoria Air
Registration: 9Q-CVG
C/n / msn: 4342404
First flight: 1964
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) from Biega (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Kindu Airport (KND/FZOA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Narrative:
Crashed some 30 minutes after takeoff in a mountainous and wooded area. The airplane was on a flight from Goma to Kongolo with a planned stop at Kindu. The Antonov was carrying out a flight on behalf of the private company Maniema Union.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Independent Online
» Radio Okapi
» avia.ru


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Distance from Goma Airport to Kindu Airport as the crow flies is 393 km (245 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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Antonov An-12

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