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Plane crash of AN-32B in Kinshasa. 1996
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Plane crash of AN-32B in Kinshasa. 1996

Plane crash of AN-32B airlines MVL (leased by the Zairian airline) in Kinshasa

  • Date of the crash: 08.01.1996, the

  • The time of the crash: 11: 40

  • Country air crash: Zaire

  • Location of the crash: Kinshasa

  • Type of aircraft: An-32B

  • Registration of aircraft: RA26222

  • Name of air carrier: African Air

Chronology of events:

The plane, which has on board the airline's crew "Moscow overhead lines" flights performed under a lease agreement with a local airline AfricanAir (Republic of Zaire). 08.01.1996, day in bad weather conditions, produced a cargo flight to transport consumer goods and food from Ndolo airport (Kinshasa). In addition to the crew on board was a Ukrainian citizen and a citizen of Zaire, accompanying the cargo. The band was covered with asphalt and dry, width m 30, 1700 length. Take-off was performed at 11: 40 local time with flaps, which were released on 25 degrees. At a speed of 130 km / h on 28-seconds of the beginning of the take-off, the elevator has deviated to 20 degree and in this position he remained until the end of the flight. The pitch angle on 32-th second from the start of roll became more at 3,5 degree, but the aircraft continued to run in three-point position, relieving some front wheel. Speed ​​on 39-194 seconds of reach km / h (lifting speed nose wheel during take-off weight of the aircraft 26 t). Speed ​​on 42-th second reached escape velocity 204 km / h, but the separation of the nose wheel did not take place, the plane continued to move in a three-point position. The crew on 47-th second tried to stop the rise of cleaning the engine control lever, and a second later, 3 - removing a stop propellers. Crew actions in relation to termination of the take-off aircraft rolling out of the airport and border strip is not prevented. No brake marks on the strip. At the airport there is the fence from the output end of the strip. Directly behind the strip, perpendicular to its axis, is the drainage ditch, then the highway and then begins the urban market. When rolling out the aircraft collided with the parapet of a concrete drainage ditch, he went to the market area, which was located at the site of the band, moved approximately 240 m at the mall and caught fire due to a collision with buildings market. Killed mechanic aircraft, other persons who were on board were injured.

As a result of the disaster, according to the Red Cross, on the ground were killed and more 297 253 people have injuries of varying severity.

Aircraft are booting Aviation Company: AfricanAir without the presence of the crew and given the characteristics of the aircraft. Take-off weight is estimated, amounted to 29200-34000 kg, that is higher than the maximum allowed.

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 6: 4 2 crew members and passengers. On the ground was 297 people. Total killed 298 people: 1 297 crew and people on the ground.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: take-off

  • Data on the plane:

  • aircraft Brand: An-32B

  • Aircraft ID: RA26222

  • Country where registered aircraft: Russia

  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 1990

  • Serial number of the aircraft: 2301

Flight data:

  • Tour type: Truck

  • Aviation Company: African Air

  • The country, which was registered aviation company: Zaire

  • Flying from: Kinshasa

  • Flying in: Kahemba

  • Original entry: Kinshasa

  • A final point: Kahemba

The details:

Identified shortcomings in the investigation:

- Failure of the crew members control the centering and loading of the aircraft;

- Check the expiry dates of piloting crew equipment;

- Is not fulfilled eskoe service aircraft in the form 600 hours;

- Contract airline "Moscow air line" to work in Zaire was interrupted 29.12.95;

- The airline operator's certificate "Moscow Air Line" stopped, and all the crew knew about it;

Additional information:

Information about the crew:

  • FAC commander AE NV Casarin

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