Date: August 12, 2000
Time: ?
Location: Near Tshikapa, Congo
Operator: Staer Air
Flight #: ?
Route: Kinshasa - Tshikapa
AC Type: Antonov AN-26B
Registration: 9Q-CJI
cn / ln: 6004
Aboard: 27   (passengers:21  crew:6)
Fatalities: 27   (passengers:21  crew:6)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane was approaching Tshikapa and the pilot informed the tower that it was having difficulties with its landing gear. The tower told the pilot to do a low fly-by for an evaluation and then make an emergency landing but the pilot refused and attempted to return to Kinshasa. The plane crashed 40 miles north of Tshikapa.

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