DOMESTIC SERVICES WITH 727 TO GOMA, KISANGANI & LUBUMBASHI. (GOM)
DOES LINE MAINTENANCE THROUGH "B" CHECKS & "C" CHECKS BY 3RD PARTY, LAST DONE AT DENEL, JOHANNESBURG. TYPICAL OPERATIONS ARE 80 FLIGHT HOURS/MONTH. THE COUNTRY IS DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (NEIGHBOR IS THE REPUBLIC OF CONGO).
JUNE 2001: 727-41 (817-20424, 9Q-CDJ) STORED AT KINSHASA SINCE 4/01.
July 2002: ACCDT: 707-123B (19335, 9XR-IS), CRASHED AT GUITANGOLA, SOUTHWEST OF BANGUI IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC. AIRPLANE WAS OPERATING ON BEHALF OF THE CONGOLESE PRESTIGE AIRLINES, ENROUTE FROM N'DJAMENA (CHAD) TO BRAZZAVILLE (CONGO), WHEN IT DEVELOPED TECHNICAL PROBLEMS. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO DIVERT TO BANGUI AND DURING A TURN ON FINAL APPROACH, THE AIRPLANE CRASHED INTO A FISH-FARMING AREA ABOUT 2.5 MILES FROM THE AIRPORT = 7/16 FATALITIES OF 8/17.
November 2006: ACCDT: A Let 410UVP (851338, 9Q-CBQ) crashed attempting to make an emergency landing on a road that serves also as a temporary landing strip. The asphalt road that connects Walikale to Mubi and Kinangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is often used to deliver supplies to the village of Walikale and transport mining products from the local Cassiterite mine. The Let 410 had taken off from this road, intending to fly back to Goma, when it developed engine problems. The crew elected to return to Walikale, but by this time, the road had been reopened to traffic. An emergency landing was carried out, during which the airplane collided with several vehicles. It continued off the road and impacted several houses before coming to rest in a plantation. The four people aboard the Let 410 survived the crash, but sadly a passenger in one of the vehicles struck by the airplane, was killed. The airplane was Written-Off (W/O).
Note: GOMAIR (GOM) is listed on the latest (EU) blacklist released 03.04.2012 of airlines whose operations are subject to a ban within the (EU)*. *Airlines listed in Annex A could be permitted to exercise traffic rights by using wet-leased airplanes of an air carrier which is not subject to an operating ban, provided that the relevant safety standards are complied with.