Bujumbura Airport

Fatal crashes in Burundi and airlines blacklist

This information page lists the most recent fatal airline accidents in the subregion. Accidents with no fatalities are not listed. You will also find below an updated list of airlines subject to flight restrictions in certain countries.

Crashes in the region
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly.
2015
24 Dec
Congo
Mbuji
Services Air
Airbus A-310-304F (9Q-CVH)
 4
 0 /  8
2014
28 Dec
Congo
Near Uvira
Air Sirin
Antonov An-26 (4L-AFS)
 6
 6 /  0
2014
31 Aug
United Republic of Tanzania
Mwanza
Safari Express Cargo
Fokker F-27 MK 500 (5Y-SXP)
 3
 3 /  0
2014
2 Jul
Kenya
Near Nairobi
Skyward International Aviation
Fokker 50 (5Y-CET)
 4
 4 /  0
2012
30 Nov
Congo
Near Brazzaville
Aero Service
Ilysushin Il-76T (EK-76300)
 7
 7 /  25
2012
30 Jan
Congo
Namoya
TRACEP Congo Aviation
Antonov AN-28 (9Q-CUN)
 5
 3 /  0
2011
8 Jul
Congo
Kisangani
Hewa Bora Airways
Boeing B-727-100 (9Q-COP)
 115
 77 /  0
2011
4 Apr
Congo
Kinshasa
United Nations
Canadair CL-600 CRJ-100ER (4L-GAE )
 33
 32 /  0
2011
21 Mar
Congo
Pointe-Noire
Trans Air Cargo
Antonov 12BP (TN-AGK)
 9
 9 /  14
2010
21 Oct
Congo
Near Bugulumisa
Tracep
Let 410UVP (9Q-CUA)
 2
 2 /  0
2010
25 Aug
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Bandundu
Filair
Let 410UVP-E (9Q-CCN)
 20
 19 /  0
2009
12 Nov
Rwanda
Kigali
Rwandair
Canadair CRJ-100ER (5Y-JLD)
 15
 1 /  0
2009
26 Aug
Congo
Nganga Lingolo
Aero Fret Business
Antonov An-12BK (TN-AIA)
 7
 7 /  0
2009
26 May
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Near Isiro
Service Air
Antonov An-26 (9Q-CSA)
 4
 4 /  0
2009
29 Apr
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Massamba
Bako Air
Boeing B-737-200 (TL-ADM )
 7
 7 /  0
2009
9 Mar
Uganda
Lake Victoria
Aerolift
Ilyushin Il-76T (S9-SAB)
 11
 11 /  0
2008
8 Nov
United Republic of Tanzania
Between Kibo & Mawenzi Peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaroi
East African Air Charters
Cessna 206 (5Y-AOO)
 5
 4 /  0
2008
1 Sep
Congo
Near Bukavu
Air Serv Internatiional/CemAir
Beechcraft 1900C-1 (ZS-OLD)
 17
 17 /  0
2008
15 Apr
Congo
Goma
Hewa Bora Airways
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-51 (9Q-CHN)
 85
 0 /  47
2007
4 Oct
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Kinshasa
Africa One Congo
Antonov AN-26 (9Q-COS)
 22
 21 /  30
2007
24 Sep
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Malemba Nkulu
Karibu Airways
Let 410 (9Q-CVL)
 6
 1 /  0
2007
7 Sep
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Goma
Galaxy Kavatsi Airlines
Antonov AN-12BP (4L-SAS)
 8
 8 /  0
2007
26 Aug
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Kongolo
Great Lakes Business Complany
Antonov AN-32 (9Q-CAC)
 15
 14 /  0
2007
23 Jul
Ethiopia
Near Shinile
Djibouti Airlines
Antonov AN-26V (EX-030)
 9
 1 /  0
2007
21 Jun
Congo
Near Kamina
Karibu Airways
Let 410UVP (9Q-CEU)
 25
 1 /  0
2007
16 Jun
Malawi
Vungano Hills
Nyika Safaris
Cessna 206 (?)
 6
 6 /  0
2007
17 May
Congo
Walikale Airstrip
Safe Air Complany
Let 410UVP (TN-AHE)
 3
 3 /  0
2007
5 Jan
United Republic of Tanzania
Matabwe
DJB Air Charter
Piper PA-31-310 (5H-MUX)
 10
 1 /  0
2006
16 Dec
United Republic of Tanzania
Mbeya
Air Charter - Tanzanian Air Services
Cessna 310R (5H-TZA )
 6
 3 /  0
2006
3 Aug
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Bukavu
Tracep
Antonov AN-28 (9Q-COM)
 17
 17 /  0
2006
7 Jul
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Sake
Mango Airlines
Antonov AN-12B (9Q-CVT)
 5
 5 /  0
2006
28 Apr
Uganda
Peak Margarita
King Air Charter
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (ZS-ADL)
 3
 3 /  0
2006
10 Apr
Kenya
Marsabit
Military - Kenya Air Force
Harbin Yunshuji Y-12-II (132)
 17
 14 /  0
2006
8 Jan
Uganda
Bukalaza
Service Air
Antonov 12 (9Q-CIH)
 6
 6 /  0
2005
4 Oct
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Aru
Wimbi Dira Airways
Antonov 12V (9Q-CWC)
 100
 2 /  0
2005
9 Sep
Congo
Near Brazzaville
Air Kasai
Antonov AN-26A (9Q-CFD)
 14
 14 /  0
2005
5 Sep
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Isiro
Kavatshi Airlines
Antonov 26B (ER-AZT)
 11
 11 /  0
2005
25 May
Congo
Walungu
Charter - Maniema Union (owner Victoria Air)
Antonov AN-12BP (9Q-CVG)
 27
 27 /  0
2005
18 May
Zambia
Mongu
Military - Zambia Air Force
Yunshuji Y-12 (AF-216)
 13
 13 /  0
2005
5 May
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Near Kisangani
Kisangani Airlift
Antonov AN-26 (EK-26060)
 11
 10 /  0
2005
23 Mar
United Republic of Tanzania
Off Mwanza
Air Transport
Ilyushin IL-76TD (ER-IBR)
 8
 8 /  0
2004
18 Aug
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Near Goma
Transworld Safaris
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (5Y-TWH)
 3
 3 /  0
2004
23 May
Kenya
Mwingi
Blue Bird Aviation
Let 410UVP (5Y-VVD)
 2
 2 /  0
2003
29 Nov
Congo
Boende
Military - Congolese Air Force
Antonov AN-26 (9T-TAD)
 24
 20 /  13
2003
19 Jul
Kenya
Mount Kenya
Ryan Blake Air Charter
Swearingen SA-226T Metro II (ZS-OYI)
 14
 14 /  0
2003
8 May
Congo
Near Kinshasa
Ukrainian Cargo Airlines - Congolese Army Charter
Illyushin 76 (UR-UCB)
 200
 129 /  0
2003
24 Jan
Kenya
Busia
African Commuter Services
Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I (5Y-EMJ)
 13
 3 /  0
2002
28 Nov
Kenya
Masai Mara Game Reserve
Eagle Aviation
Let 410UVP-E20 (5Y-ONT)
 20
 1 /  0
2002
4 Jul
Central African Republic
Bangui
Prestige Airlines (Cargo) Charter
Boeing B-707-123B (9XR-IS)
 27
 25 /  0
2001
14 Dec
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Geti
Eagle Air
Let 410A (5X-CNF)
 6
 6 /  0
2001
23 Aug
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Mugogo
Victoria Airlines
Antonov 28 (3C-LLA)
 11
 4 /  0
2000
7 Nov
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Luabo
Malu Aviation
Antonov 32B (ER-AFA)
 11
 2 /  0
2000
12 Aug
Congo
Near Tshikapa
Staer Air
Antonov AN-26B (?)
 27
 27 /  0
2000
19 Apr
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Bukavu
Kivu Air Services
Cessna 208B Caravan I (ZS-ONT)
 2
 2 /  0
2000
19 Apr
Congo
Pepa
Military - Centrafricain Airlines
Antonov AN-8 (TL-ACM)
 24
 24 /  0
1999
26 Nov
Kenya
Nairobi
DHL Aviation Africa
Cessna 208 Caravan I (5Y-RAN)
 4
 4 /  0
1999
1 Sep
United Republic of Tanzania
Mount Meru
Northern Air (Tanzania)
Cessna 404 Titan II (5HNAT)
 12
 12 /  0
1999
29 May
Kenya
Ol Kiombo
Malindi Air Services
Let 410UVP-E (5Y-LET)
 2
 2 /  0
1999
8 Feb
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Kinshasa
Air Karibu
Lockheed L-188A Electra (9Q-CDI)
 7
 7 /  0
1998
25 Oct
Uganda
Rwenzori mountains
TanaMana Aviation
Britten-Norman BN-2A-3 Islander (5Y-ANV)
 11
 4 /  0
1998
10 Oct
Congo
Near Kindu
Congo Airline
Boeing B-727-30 (9Q-CSG)
 41
 41 /  0
1998
10 Mar
Kenya
Mombasa
Air Memphis
Boeing 707-336C (SU-PBA)
 6
 6 /  0
1997
12 Sep
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Near Uvira
TMK Air Commuter
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (9Q-CBO)
 22
 22 /  0
1997
6 Jun
Congo
Near Irumu
Bazair
Vickers Viscount 781D (9Q-CWL)
 27
 27 /  0
1997
14 Apr
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Brazzaville
TAAG Angola Airlines
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600 (D2-TFP)
 7
 3 /  0
1996
13 Nov
Kenya
Ngong
Kismayo Airlines
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo (?)
 8
 8 /  0
1996
3 Oct
Congo
Kahemba
Malu Aviation
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200 (9Q-CXK)
 21
 6 /  0
1996
6 Jun
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Kinshasa
Hoseba
Ilyushin 76MD (UR-76539)
 10
 10 /  0
1996
8 Jan
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Kinshasa
African Air
Antonov AN-32B (RA-26222)
 6
 2 /  225
1994
17 Jul
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Boma
Sankuru Air Service
Yakovlev 40D (RA-87256)
 9
 5 /  0
1994
6 Apr
Rwanda
Kigali
Rwanda Government
Dassault Falcon 50 (9XR-NN)
 12
 12 /  0
1994
14 Mar
Kenya
Off Malindi
Military - U.S. Air Force
Lockheed C-130H Hercules (69-6576)
 8
 8 /  0
1994
18 Jan
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Kinshasa
Scibe Airlift Cargo Zaire
Learjet 24D (9Q-CBC)
 2
 2 /  0
1993
27 Jan
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Kinshasa
Trans Service Airlift
Nord 262A-44 (9Q-CJK)
 21
 3 /  0
1992
13 Dec
Congo
Goma
Scibe Airlift Cargo Zaire
Fokker F-27 Friendship 400M (9Q-CBH)
 37
 37 /  0
1992
16 Apr
Kenya
Nairobi
Military - Kenyan Air Force
de Havilland DHC-5 Buffalo (218)
 46
 46 /  6
1992
12 Mar
Congo
Etsouali
Lina Congo
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (TN-ACX)
 8
 3 /  0
1991
27 Dec
Kenya
Masai Mara
Eagle Aviation
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo (5Y-SRV)
 5
 5 /  0
1990
4 Dec
Kenya
Nairobi
Sudania Air Cargo
Boeing B-707-320F (ST-SAC)
 10
 10 /  0
1990
20 Apr
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Near Kinshasa
Military - Zairean Air Force
Lockheed C-130H (9T-TCG)
 24
 20 /  0
1990
17 Feb
Zambia
Near Ngwerere
Military - Zambian Air Force
DHC-5 Buffalo (AF316)
 29
 29 /  0
1990
27 Jan
Congo
Near Kinkala
Military - Congolese Air Force
Nord 262C-66 (TN-230)
 28
 28 /  0
1989
7 Aug
Ethiopia
Near Gambela
RRC Air Service
de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (ET-AIL)
 16
 16 /  0
1988
15 Sep
Ethiopia
Bahar Dar
Ethiopian Airlines
Boeing B-737-230 (ET-AJA)
 104
 35 /  0
1987
3 Dec
Rwanda
Near Kishwati
Cooper Skybird Air Charters
Cessna 404 Titan (5Y-EJS)
 14
 14 /  0
1987
6 Nov
Malawi
Ulongue
Air Malawi
Shorts SC-7 Skyvan 3-100 (7Q-YMB)
 10
 10 /  0
1987
13 Jan
Ethiopia
Near Asmara
Military - Ethiopian Air Force
Antonov AN-12 (?)
 54
 54 /  0
1986
27 Mar
Central African Republic
Bangui
Military - French Air Force
Sepecat Jaguar A (?)
 0
 0 /  35
1986
5 Feb
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Kasongo
GLM Aviation
Lockheed L-188AF Electra (9Q-CWT)
 14
 2 /  0
1984
11 Sep
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Near the Kwango River
MMM Aero Services
Handley Page Dart Herald 202 (9Q-CAH)
 30
 30 /  0
1984
8 Aug
Kenya
Machakos
Pioneer Airlines
Cessna 402A (5Y-AMS)
 9
 9 /  0
1984
16 Feb
Ethiopia
Near Debre Zelt
Military - Ethiopian Air Force
Antonov AN-12 (1506)
 38
 26 /  0
1982
14 Jan
Ethiopia
Near Addis Ababa
Military - Ethiopian Air Force
Antonov AN-26 (71383)
 73
 73 /  0
1980
5 Dec
United Republic of Tanzania
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania Aviation
Piper PA-42 Cheyenne (5H-TAL)
 10
 10 /  0
1980
17 Sep
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Near Kindu
Military - Zairean Air Force
de Havilland DHC-5 Buffalo (9T-CBA)
 36
 36 /  0
1980
14 Sep
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Kindu
Military - Force Aérienne Zaïroise
Lockheed Hercules C-130 (9T-TCE)
 36
 36 /  0
1979
19 Feb
Ethiopia
Barentu
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (ET-AFW)
 5
 5 /  0
1978
24 Jul
Kenya
Near Nairobi
Amphibians
Britten Norman BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2 (5Y-CMC)
 11
 5 /  0
1977
20 Jul
Ethiopia
Jima
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (ET-ABF)
 5
 5 /  0
1977
14 May
Zambia
Near Lusaka
IAS Cargo
Boeing 707-321C (G-BEBP)
 6
 6 /  0
1976
23 Nov
Congo
Eastville
Pacific Western Airlines
L-100-20 (C-FPWX)
 6
 6 /  0
1976
4 Oct
Kenya
Nairobi
Emirates Air Transport
Douglas DC-7CF (TZ-ARC)
 4
 4 /  0
1976
27 Jun
Uganda
Entebbe
Air France
Airbus A300 (F-BVGG)
 258
 7 /  0
1976
4 May
Zambia
Near Monze
de Havilland Aircraft
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (C-GDHA)
 11
 9 /  0
1975
11 Sep
Ethiopia
Near Bahar Dar
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas C-47-DL (ET-ABX)
 9
 1 /  0
1974
20 Nov
Ethiopia
Soddu
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (ET-AAR)
 24
 2 /  0
1974
20 Nov
Kenya
Near Nairobi
Lufthansa
Boeing B-747-130 (D-ABYB)
 157
 59 /  0
1974
18 Aug
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Near Kisangani
Military - Zairean Air Force
Lockheed C-130H (9T-TCD)
 31
 31 /  0
1972
10 Sep
Ethiopia
Gondar
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (ET-ABQ)
 11
 11 /  0
1972
18 Apr
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
East African Airways
BAC Super VC-10 1154 (5X-UVA)
 107
 43 /  0
1970
19 Feb
Congo
Congo
Air Congo
Douglas DC-3 (9Q-CUD)
 17
 17 /  0
1969
16 Apr
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Kinshasa
Wigmo
Curtiss C-46 (?)
 45
 45 /  0
1965
14 Sep
Ethiopia
Gore
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (ET-ABI)
 17
 17 /  0
1964
29 Nov
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Leopoldville
Air Congo (BIAS)?
Douglas DC-4 (OO-DEP)
 14
 6 /  0
1964
2 Oct
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Interocean
Lockheed L-749A-79 Constellation (LX-IOK)
 7
 1 /  0
1962
17 May
Kenya
Near Nairobi
Military - U.S. Air Force
Lockheed C-130A Hercules (56-0546)
 13
 13 /  0
1962
13 Jan
Ethiopia
Near Tippi
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (ET-T-1)
 18
 5 /  1
1961
17 Sep
Zambia
Ndola
Transair Sweden
Douglas DC-6B (SE-BDY)
 16
 16 /  0
1961
5 Sep
Ethiopia
Near Sendafar
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (ET-T-16)
 19
 5 /  0
1960
19 Jul
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Near Goma
Military - Royal Belgian Air Force
Fairchild C-119G (CP-36)
 41
 37 /  0
1960
15 Jul
Ethiopia
Near Jima
Ethiopian Airlines
Douglas DC-3 (ET-T-18)
 11
 1 /  0
1960
22 Apr
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Bunia
Sobelair SA (Belgium)
Douglas C-54B (OO-SBL)
 35
 35 /  0
1959
29 Mar
Central African Republic
Near Bangui
Union Aeromaritime de Transport
Nord 2501 Noratlas (F-BGZB)
 9
 9 /  0
1955
18 May
Kenya
Mt. Kilimanjaro
East African Airways
Douglas DC-3 (VP-KKH)
 20
 20 /  0
1953
29 Mar
Malawi
Mtara
Central African Airways
Vickers 616 Viking 1B (VP-YEY)
 13
 13 /  0
1952
4 Feb
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Kikwit
Sabena
Douglas DC-3 (OO-CBN)
 15
 15 /  0
1950
8 Dec
Central African Republic
Bangui
T.A. Intercontinentaux
Douglas C-54A (F-BELB)
 56
 46 /  0
1949
27 Aug
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Leopoldville
Sabena
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (OO-CBK)
 20
 5 /  0
1948
31 Aug
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Near Elizabethville
Sabena
Douglas DC-3 (Douglas C-47A-10-DK) (OO-CBL)
 13
 13 /  0
1948
13 May
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Near Magazini
Sabena
Douglas DC-4-1009 (OO-CBE)
 32
 31 /  0
1945
25 Dec
Central African Republic
Bangui
Air France
Lockheed 18 Lodestar (F-BALV)
 8
 8 /  0
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