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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 28 December 2014
Time:ca 03:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 26
Operator:Air Sirin
Registration: 4L-AFS
C/n / msn: 8608
First flight: 1979
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:25 km (15.6 mls) from Uvira (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Bujumbura International Airport (BJM/HBBA), Burundi
Destination airport:Pointe Noire Airport (PNR/FCPP), Congo
Flightnumber:AGS902
Narrative:
An Antonov cargo plane is said to have impacted a forested mountainside near Uvira, D.R. Congo, killing all six crew members.
The airplane landed at Entebbe, Uganda at 05:23 local time on December 27 for a technical stop. The airplane departed at 11:09 for Bujumbura, Burundi under flight number AGS902. After midnight on December 28 the Antonov departed Bujumbura and headed west, bound for to Pointe Noire, Congo. It impacted a mountainside just across the border in D.R. Congo.

Formally 4L-AFS was deregistered from the Georgian aircraft register in 2014.

Sources:
» Radio Okapi
» New Vision


Photos

photo of Antonov An-26 4L-AFS
photo of Antonov An-26 RA-26679
Ended up as 4L-AFS in 2013
photo of Antonov An-26 UR-AFS
Ended up as 4L-AFS in 2013
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Map
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 Bujumbura International Airport to Pointe Noire Airport as the crow flies is 1932 km (1207 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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