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Grumman G.159 Gulfstream 1 passenger plane was destroyed in a landing accident at Pweto Airport (PWO PDF Print E-mail
Status: Preliminary
Date: 20 JUN 2012
Type: Grumman G.159 Gulfstream 1
Operator: International Trans Air Business - ITAB
Registration: 9Q-CIT ?
C/n / msn: 193
First flight: 1968
Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Written off
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Pweto Airport (PWO) (Congo (Democratic Republic))
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature: Passenger
Departure airport: Lubumbashi-Luano (FBM) (FBM/FZQA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport: Pweto Airport (PWO) (PWO/FZQC), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Narrative:
Grumman G.159 Gulfstream 1 passenger plane was destroyed in a landing accident at Pweto Airport (PWO), D.R. Congo. There were no fatalities.
According to reports from the scene, the pilot made a steep and tight approach into the strip and landed deep. The airplane bounced up to about 20 feet and settled far down the runway. It went off the runway onto a rocky surface. The left wing struck an embankment and broke off. The fuselage broke in two.
Registration is unconfirmed. 9Q-CIT was seen with the same colours in January 2012 as the accident airplane.
Last Updated ( Monday, 25 June 2012 )