Aviation Photo #1107697: Antonov An-8 - Untitled (Kisangani Airlift)


Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Guido Potters
    Untitled (Kisangani Airlift)
    Antonov An-8
    Antonov An-8
    Antonov An-8
    Antonov
    0G3410
    S9-DBC
    Goma
    Congo (Kinshasa)
    September 4, 2006
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September 11, 2006
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Goma was getting used to the appearance of this old lady, nicknamed 'kit' ('whale') by Russians. Here the machine returns from its second sortie of the day. The plane has been withdrawn from use and was awaiting its fate at the end of an unpaved platform at Goma for while. Early January 2011 the plane has been moved to a spot away from the active ramps, and together with a DC-8, An-12 and B727 waiting for things to happen. Late 2012 the Antonov was seen with engines, doors and hatches removed.
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Comments (6)

Anonymous
5 years ago
Shame, looks very well maintained and treated, i'd buy it to make it my home! Just buy a plot at BHD or BFS and it would be my dreamhouse!
Anonymous
5 years ago
I had no idea where this registration came from. I looked up and learned that S9 was the prefix for aircraft registered in Sao Tomé & Principe.
To the visitor from UK: Don't forget this photograph was taken 4 years ago. 4 years of flying in Africa as a freighter can take its toll.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Wow!!! What a beauty! I'm addicted to those Russian birds!
Anonymous
3 years ago
It's good to see an old workhorse still kicking
Anonymous
2 years ago
SUPER! Made in Soviet Union! :)
Anonymous
1 year ago
I wonder how many readers have realized how extremely rare this plane is. Just count the engines. First, there was an An-8. And then there was an An-10. And only then came the ubiquitous An-12.