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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 25 October 2014
Time:ca 12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP
Operator:Biega Airways
Registration: 9Q-COT
C/n / msn: 831023
First flight: 1983
Engines: 2 Walter M-601D
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) from Shabunda Airport (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Bukavu-Kavumu Airport (BKY/FZMA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Shabunda Airport (FZMW), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Narrative:
A Let L-410UVP turboprop aircraft was damaged beyond repair in an accident near Shabunda Airport, D.R. Congo. Both pilots sustained serious injuries.
The airplane had departed from Bukavu-Kavumu Airport (BKY) about 11:00 local time and operated on a domestic cargo flight to Shabunda with 1500 kg of cargo on board. The airplane impacted terrain about 2 km from the airport and broke in two.
According to Radio Okapi there are reports that there had been a third crew member on board who was in charge of the cargo.

Authorities reported that the airplane was being operated on the AOC of another company.

Sources:
» Radio Okapi


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
12 May 1983 CCCP-67395 Aeroflot, Kazakhstan delivered
30 March 1989 CCCP-67395 Kirovograd Flight School delivered
1993 UR-67395 Ukraine State Flight Academy
8 August 2005 9Q-CET Free Airlines registered
24 April 2009 9Q-COT private owner delivered via Larnaca, Cyprus to DRC

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Distance from Bukavu-Kavumu Airport to Shabunda Airport as the crow flies is 168 km (105 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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