2014-12-28 Air Sirin Antonov AN-26 crashed against mountain near Uvira DR Congo


2014-12-28 Air Sirin Antonov AN-26 crashed against mountain near Uvira DR Congo


The cargo aircraft crashed under cunclear circumstances soon after it took off from Bujumbura International Airport in Burundi, killing all six crewmembers on board.

The crash site is situated about 25 kilometers from Uvira, close to the western shore of Lake Tanganyika.

The aircraft was on the way from Entebbe, Uganda to Pointe Noire in Rep. Congo with  planned en-route stop at Bujumbura.

On Dec.30th, two Puma Helicopters of MONUSCO were sent to the crash site to evacuate the victims. It was cofirmed that there were no survivors.

Identification of the aircraft is not officially confirmed and reported otherwise by congolese media though it is believed the aircraft is 4L-AFS.


Date: 2014-12-28 Time: 03:00:00
Location: Mount Kafinda, 25 km from Uvira
Country: DR Congo
Flight phase: ENR – Cruise, Descent, Holding
Damage to a/c: hull loss

Flight no.:
From: HBBA/BJM: Bujumbura To: FCPP/PNR: Pointe Noire Agotino Neto
Type: Cargo
Operator: Air Sirin

Type: Antonov An-26
Registration: 4L-AFS
Age a/c: 34,5 years
Constr. No.: 8608


Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 6 0 0 6
Fatalities 6 0 0 6
Injuries 0 0 0 0

JACDEC 20-year Statistics :

  • 1st recorded safety occurence for the operator
  • 150th safety occurence of type (B747-400)
  • 52nd safety occurence at airport
  • 2nd safety occurence for aircraft in question

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AP = Airport / AL = Airlines / Avn = Aviation / AW = Airways / C/N: Construction Number / DSP = Domestic Scheduled Passenger / DNP = Domestic Non-Scheduled Passenger / DSC = Domestic Scheduled Cargo / DNC= Domestic Non-Scheduled Cargo / GND = On the ground / parked, stored / FMN= Flying Mission, Air Work / FRY = Ferry-, Positioning Flight / IMC = Intrument Meteorological (flying) Conditions / ISP = International Scheduled Passenger / ISC=International Scheduled Cargo / INP = International Non-Scheduled Passenger / INC =International Non-Scheduled Cargo/ OPS = Flight Operation(s) / NRV = Non-revenue, Private Flight / TRN =Training Flight /  TST = Test & Certification Flight / VMC = Visual Meteorological (flying) Conditions