2015 Services Air Airbus A310-300 crash
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On 24 December 2015, at 08:35, a Airbus A-310-304F cargo aircraft, operated by Services Air, crashed into a residential area whilst landing at Mbuji-Mayi Airport, Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of Congo. Eight people were killed and nine others received serious injuries when the aircraft overran the runway, all victims being residents of the residential ares. The aircraft suffered substantial damage, but the five crew members were un-injured. The aircraft overshot the runway by about 1,640 ft and ploughed into the residential area, destroying several homes.
The pilot informed Ngoyi Kasanji, governor of Kasai-Oriental province, that a brake problem on the plane was the cause of the accident. Witnesses reported the crew had already attempted and aborted two approaches, and on the third approach the aircraft touched down about half way down the runway and was unable to stop before the end of the runway and came to a stop on soft ground about 1,640 ft past the runway end.
Other incidents at Mbuji-Mayi Airport
On Aug 19th 2015, a Brussels B733 at Mbuji-Mayi Airport on had its stabilizer damaged by dislodged runway pavement. Congo Airways ceased operations into the Mbuji-Mayi Airport due to runway surface conditions two weeks prior to the incident.
- "Cargo plane crash in Congo kills seven on the ground". http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2015/12/25/Cargo-plane-crash-in-Congo-kills-seven-on-the-ground/5631451050981/.
- "Accident: Services Air A313 at Mbuji-Mayi on Dec 24th 2015, runway excursion on landing". http://avherald.com/h?article=49150489.
- "Accident: Brussels B733 at Mbuji-Mayi on Aug 19th 2015, stabilizer damaged by dislodged runway pavement". http://avherald.com/h?article=48b64aff.