On 28 December, a Let L 410 Turbolet (9S-GDX) ended up next to the dirt strip just after landing at Kamina Airport in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The 19-seater aircraft, capable of landing on short and unpaved runways and operating under extreme conditions, carried a number of deputies on board.
Luckily nobody was injured. Not the first accident at this dirt strip as on 21 June 2007, a Let-410 twin turboprop operated by Karibu Airways crashed into a swamp shortly after taking off from Kamina Airport. One passenger, Mbuyu Mibanga, a member of the National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of the Congo was killed. At least 12 more were injured, including two Congolese doctors working for the World Health Organization. (Source: wikipedia – Kamina Airport)
A 19 seater #Let410 A/C registered as 9S-GDX crashlanded today at #Kamina aerodrome in #DRC with a number of Deputies onboard but not injuries reported! Whats goin on in the DRC #aviation sector? @AlexInAir @hydra_66 @breakingavnews @aviationafrica1 @AviationNews @LindenBirns pic.twitter.com/sB7n4wUy9e
— Cyril Ndegeya (@CyrilNdegeya) December 28, 2019