TKRULES
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Another Crash In Congo-An26

Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:21 am

Unfortunately another crash has been reported today in Congo. An 26 crashed during approach, resulting with death of 7 people.
Sad, sad, sad.
I hope these unfortunate events will end ASAP.
R.I.P.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo....story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines
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RE: Another Crash In Congo-An26

Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:34 am

Good grief. Yet another one. My condolences to the ones involved. Is there a bad runway there? The article syas that this is the third An26 down since '03 there. Was the weather bad at the time?

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RE: Another Crash In Congo-An26

Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:21 am

In the last 5 years 24 (!) Antonov-24/26/32 (these 3 are basically the same aircraft type) have been written off in African countries alone, most of them in either Congo or Angola.

What a tragic day again. Up to the crash of the Tuninter ATR one month ago 2005 had been one of the best years in aviation in terms of safety. (Oddly I´m sick with a strange illness no doctor apparently can help me with since that very day, even almost since the minute that crash happened. Not that I´m superstitious, but strange that is indeed.)
 
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RE: Another Crash In Congo-An26

Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:10 am

According to the turkish newspaper Hurriyet, the weather conditions were very bad.

http://www.hurriyetim.com.tr/haber/0,,sid~1@w~3@nvid~626782,00.asp

Sorry, the link is in Turkish, but, it says, the weather conditions were very bad, and the aircraft hit a tree and cought fire 1500 m to the airport. The source of the report is the Okapi Radio.
I hope, we will no more hear news like this. But.....
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RE: Another Crash In Congo-An26

Tue Sep 06, 2005 6:35 am

Quoting NA (Reply 2):
In the last 5 years 24 (!) Antonov-24/26/32 (these 3 are basically the same aircraft type) have been written off in African countries alone, most of them in either Congo or Angola.

Remember though, most of those in Angola were shot down by rebels. I remember there was two shot down in one week carrying Russian miners back from the diamond mines.
Keep on truckin'...

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