- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: January 08, 1996
Time: 12:43
Location: Kinshasa, Zaire
Operator: African Air
Flight #: ?
Route: Kinshasa - Kahemba
AC Type: Antonov AN-32B
Registration: RA-26222
cn / ln: 2301
Aboard: 6   (passengers:0  crew:6)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Ground: 225
Summary: The aircraft failed to gain altitude after taking off from N'Dolo Airport and ran off the runway and crashed into a market square. The plane was overloaded by 595 lbs. The aircraft certification was revoked and crew did not have authorization to fly. The number killed on the ground varies widely from different sources. The number of fatalities, 225, is derived from the publication Weekly Mail and Guardian in an article covering the court trial of the pilots, charging them with the deaths of 225 people. Some sources quote as many as 350 died.
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