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Chronological Listing of

Zaire
27th October 1971 - 17th May 1997
Losses & Ejections

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Chronological Listing of

Democratic Republic of Congo

from 18th May 1997
Losses & Ejections

Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
15th March 1975
Zaire
MB.326GB   132 E        
15th May 1978
Zaire
MB.326GB FG-468 132 E        
8th December 1978
Zairean Air Force
Mirage           Martin-Baker
    Martin-Baker
8th December 1978
Zairean Air Force
Mirage           Martin-Baker
19th October 1982
Zairean Air Force
MB.326   132 E   Mr. L. Somers   Martin-Baker
???   Martin-Baker
7th April 1988
also seen as
4th May 1988

Zairean Air Force
MB.326GB     3 MB.326GB trainers crashed in bad weather during a joint exercise with US Forces. 4 crew killed - 2 ejected

Crew status of each aircraft unsure - were the 2 ejectees from the same aircraft ???

     
7th April 1988
also seen as
4th May 1988

Zairean Air Force
MB.326GB     ejected   Martin-Baker
7th April 1988
also seen as
4th May 1988

Zaire
MB.326GB     ejected   Martin-Baker
8th January 1996
Dem. Rep. Congo
Antonov 32     crashed moments after takeoff, skidding across a busy street and ploughed into a crowded open-air market about 300 people killed    
6th June 1997
Dem. Rep. Congo
passenger plane   Bazair Airline Cabin fire, Crashed near the northeastern town of Irumi all 30 people aboard, including the owner of the company killed    
12th September 1997
Dem. Rep. Congo
??     Carrying people to a religious meeting crashed in the Minembwe mountains, All 20 passenger and unknown number of crew on board killed    
8th May 2003
Dem. Rep. Congo
Ilyushin 76   Returning to Kinshasa The rear door of a cargo plane bursts open at 10,000 meters (33,000 feet) Over 100 were thrown out of the aircraft    
29th November 2003
Dem. Rep. Congo
      Failed take-off from the central city of Boende. Ploughed into a market at the end of a runway 24 people aboard were killed along with 13 people on the ground.    
25 May 2005
Dem. Rep. Congo
Antonov 12     Crashed shortly after takeoff near Bunyakiri, a village in eastern Congo all 26 people aboard
killed
   
4th October 2005
Dem. Rep. Congo
Antonov 12     crash landed in eastern Congo Transporting 100 Congolese soldiers.
Two soldiers died and five were seriously wounded
   
3rd August 2006
Dem. Rep. Congo
Antonov 28     crashed into a mountain and then tumbled into a valley in eastern Congo three Ukrainian crew members, 14 passengers
all killed
   
??? December 2006
Dem. Rep. Congo
Sukhoi Su-25     Lost en-route to new air base. Wreckage never found Further Details NEEDED   K-36
Saturday 30th June 2007
 11:56 local time (0956 GMT)

Dem. Rep. Congo
Sukhoi Su-25     Control lost while coming in to land. Engine malfunction cited. Crashed  next to the runway in the north eastern city of Kisangani during an Independence Day display Pilot killed
No ejection reported
  K-36
4th October 2007
Dem. Rep. Congo
Antonov 26     crashed into a Kinshasa neighborhood shortly after takeoff  at least 50 people killed    
15th April 2008
Dem. Rep. Congo
DC-9     Failed to take off and crashed into a residential neighborhood in Goma. Most on board survived but over 20 people on the ground were killed      
                 
 
Dem. Rep. Congo
             
 
Dem. Rep. Congo
             
 

Other Aircraft Mishaps & Losses

                 
20th April 1990
Zairean Air Force
Lockheed C-130H 9T-TCG   No. 3 engine shed its propellor which hit No. 4 Propellor.
Near Kinshasa, Zaire
24 On board
20 fatalities
   
 

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