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Status:Preliminary
Date:21 MAR 2011
Time:15:30
Type:Antonov 12BP
Operator:Trans Air Congo
Registration: TN-AGK
C/n / msn: 402006
First flight: 1963
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 14
Airplane damage: Written off
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Pointe Noire Airport (PNR) (Congo) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Brazzaville-Maya Maya Airport (BZV) (BZV/FCBB), Congo
Destination airport:Pointe Noire Airport (PNR) (PNR/FCPP), Congo
Narrative:
An Antonov 12 cargo plane was destroyed when it crashed in the Mvoumvou residential area of Pointe-Noire, Congo. The airplane was approaching runway 17 when it came down. It struck several houses and burst into flames.
AFP quoted a local official who reported that there were four crew members and five passengers on the plane. A spokesman of the Russian embassy in Brazzaville reported that three crew members were Russians. The copilot was a citizen of Kazakhstan.
Trans Air Congo supposedly owns one An-12 plane, registered TN-AGK.


Sources:
» BBC
» AFP
» RIA Novosti

Photos
photo of Antonov 12BP TN-AGK
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Brazzaville-Maya Maya Airport (BZV) (BZV/FCBB) to Pointe Noire Airport (PNR) (PNR/FCPP) as the crow flies is 377 km (235 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.