Runway excursion Accident Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I 9Q-CTC, Friday 22 March 2013
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Date:Friday 22 March 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic G159 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I
Owner/operator:Malu Aviation
Registration: 9Q-CTC
MSN: 1
Year of manufacture:1958
Total airframe hrs:17247 hours
Cycles:14728 flights
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Dart 529-8X
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Djolu Airport -   Congo (Democratic Republic)
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Djolu Airport
Destination airport:Kinshasa-N'Dolo Airport (NLO/FZAB)
Investigating agency: BPEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On March 12, 2013, a Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I, 9Q-CTC, departed Kinshasa-N'Dolo on a cargo flight to Djolu Airport, D.R. Congo. The flight was uneventful but on landing the aircraft was damaged. Repairs were carried out on sight.
Ten days later the aircraft was to be flown back to Kinshasa with two crew members and four technicians on board. After releasing the brakes for takeoff, the aircraft accelerated off the side of the runway and into a forest. The aircraft broke up and a fire erupted.

The aircraft involved in the accident was the Grumman G-159 prototype.

Probable cause:
The accident and its consequences are:
- The poor condition of the runway.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BPEA
Report number: BPEA/ACCID/03/2013
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


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