ASN Aircraft accident Learjet 24F ZS-FUN Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH)
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Friday 13 January 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 24F
Operator:SOS Air Ambulance
Registration: ZS-FUN
MSN: 24-354
First flight: 1978
Total airframe hrs:8295
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH) (   Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Ondangwa Airport (OND/FYOA), Namibia
Destination airport:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
The medi-evacuation flight was flown from Lanseria Aerodrome to Ondangwa (fuel stop) and on to Kinshasha. The pilot indicated that they were initially cleared for an ILS, VOR approach on RWY24, but noticed heavy rain in the threshold area of the runway. They requested a visual approach on RWY06 and it was granted. When the aircraft touched down it suddenly veered to the left of the runway and the left-hand landing gear collapsed. The aircraft skidded a distance over the runway surface and came to a halt on the left side of the runway.

Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap

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Distance from Ondangwa Airport to Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport as the crow flies is 1496 km (935 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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