On 16 June, a Gomair Boeing 737-300F (registered 9S-ABJ and built in 1988) was damaged when the left main gear gave way on landing at Kananga Airport, Democratic Republic of Congo. The aircraft took off from Lubumbashi. The cargo aircraft came to a safe stop and no one was hurt.
“The aircraft staid overnight in Lubumbashi and was in transit for Kinshasa. The pilot badly handled the landing and got stuck. For the moment the aircraft is blocking the airstrip and no other can land,” said an official in Kananga, quoted by Actualite.cd.
Another source indicates that the pilot at the controls of this aircraft is not the one who was scheduled because the usual captain is sick.
The Boeing 737 formerly operated for TEA Belgium (as OO-LTB) and many other airlines.
Following images appeared on social media:
2022-06-16: Gomair Boeing 737-300F (9S-ABJ, built 1988) was damaged when the left maingear gave way on landing at Kananga Airport (FZUA), DR Congo. The aircraft took off at Lubumbashi. The cargo aircraft came to a safe stop and no one was hurt. @Infocongo https://t.co/nef4q5BiEk pic.twitter.com/ebFbtD7hJH
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RDC : un Boeing 737 de la compagnie aérienne Gomair rate son atterrissage à l’aéroport de Kananga (actualite.cd)
Accident: Gomair B733 at Kananga on Jun 16th 2022, gear collapse on landing (avherald)