Runway excursion Accident Saab 340B UR-ARO, Monday 29 July 2013
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Date:Monday 29 July 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic SF34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Saab 340B
Owner/operator:Air Urga, opf United Nations - UN
Registration: UR-ARO
MSN: 340B-276
Year of manufacture:1991
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lubumbashi International Airport (FBM) -   Congo (Democratic Republic)
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Lubumbashi International Airport (FBM/FZQA)
Destination airport:Kalemie Airport (FMI/FZRF)
Investigating agency: BPEA
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The Saab 340B was operated on behalf of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on a flight from Lubumbashi to Kalemie and Goma, DR Congo.
During takeoff the aircraft apparently lost directional control and went off the runway. It veered off the right side of the runway, coming to a stop in undergrowth 200m from the runway.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BPEA
Report number: 
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report


NBAAI Ukraine
Lubumbashi: un avion de la Monusco rate son décollage (, 27 Sept. 2013)

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