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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 26 May 2009
Time:16:16
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Services Air
Registration: 9Q-CSA
C/n / msn: 5005
First flight: 1977
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) from Isiro-Matari Airport (IRP) (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Isiro-Matari Airport (IRP/FZJH), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Narrative:
A Congolese An-26 was destroyed when it crashed on approach to Isiro-Matari Airport (IRP). The three flight crew members received fatal injuries. The loadmaster reportedly survived the accident.
The An-26 was carrying 7 tons of cartons of cigarettes on behalf of the SuperMatch company.

Sources:
» Isiro : 3 morts, c’est le bilan du crash d’un Antonov 26 (Radio Okapi, 27-5-2009)


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Distance from Goma Airport to Isiro-Matari Airport as the crow flies is 530 km (331 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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