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Last updated: 21 October 2021
Date:Wednesday 29 June 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operating for:Mango Airlines
Leased from:Volga Atlantic Airlines
Registration: 9Q-CAW
MSN: 47302206
First flight: 1974
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Goma Airport (GOM) (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Kongolo Airport (KOO/FZRQ), Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination airport:Goma Airport (GOM/FZNA), Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Antonov 26 transport plane hit an unidentified object with the left hand main gear during takeoff from Kongolo Airport (KOO), DR Congo.
The left hand main gear could not be retracted and remained down during the flight to Goma Airport (GOM). Upon landing the left main gear collapsed. The aircraft veered off the left side of the runway.

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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 Kongolo Airport to Goma Airport as the crow flies is 481 km (301 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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