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2005 Kavatshi Airlines Antonov An 26B crash

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Passengers  7
Registration  ER-AZT
Operator  Galaxie Corporation
Passenger count  7
Aircraft type  Antonov An-26B
Date  5 September 2005
Total fatalities  11 (all)
Crew count  4
2005 Kavatshi Airlines Antonov An-26B crash
Site  Near Matari Airport, Isiro, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Flight origin  Beni Airport, Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Destination  Matari Airport, Isiro, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Summary  Controlled flight into terrain
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On 5 September 2005, a Kavatshi Airlines Antonov An-26B crashed on approach to Matari Airport in Isiro, Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing all 11 people on board.

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Accident

Antonov An-26B ER-AZT was on approach to landing on 5 September 2005 at the end of a non-scheduled domestic passenger flight in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from Beni Airport in Beni to Matari Airport in Isiro. At about 07:30 local time, while on final approach to Runway 31 in fog, the aircraft struck a tree, crashed 1.5 km (0.9 mile) from the airport, and caught fire, killing all 11 people (four crew members and seven passengers} on board.

Aircraft

The aircraft was a twin-engine Antonov An-26B, manufacturer's serial number 9005, which had first flown in 1979 and was registered as ER-AZT. The Galaxie Corporation, which did business in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as Kavatshi Airlines, leased the aircraft from Aerocom in November 2003. The aircraft's airworthiness certificate expired in September 2004, but the aircraft remained in service.

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2005 Kavatshi Airlines Antonov An-26B crash Wikipedia


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