Congo DH8D at Lubumbashi on Aug 14th 2021, aircraft struck motorcyclist down on landing

Last Update: August 15, 2021 / 18:37:04 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 14, 2021

Classification
Accident

Aircraft Registration
9S-AAN

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

A Congo Airways de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration 9S-AAN performing a flight from Mbuji-Mayi to Lubumbashi (DR Congo) with 18 passengers and 5 crew, landed on Lubumbashi's runway at 19:15L (17:15Z) but struck a motorcyclist who was crossing the runway. The aircraft received damage to its tyres, the motorcycle was totalled, the motorcyclist received serious injuries and was taken to a hospital.

DR Congo's Transport Ministry reported the aircraft 9S-AAN (Dash 8) arriving from Mbuji Mayi hit a motorcyclist in its landing phase to Lubumbashi causing substantial damage to the aircraft. The motorcyclist was crossing the runway. An investigation by DRC's BEA has been opened.

The ministry as well as most local media (who quoted the ministry only) did not report on the fate of the driver of the motorcycle.

The Aviation Herald received information that the biker did survive the accident with serious injuries and was taken to a hospital.

All available METARs for Aug 14th:
FZQA 141400Z 10016KT CAVOK SQ 27/11 Q1019 NOSIG=
FZQA 141300Z 14025KT CAVOK 27/12 Q1020 NOSIG=
FZQA 141100Z 10015KT CAVOK 26/12 Q1022 NOSIG=
FZQA 141000Z 09025KT CAVOK SQ 24/12 Q1022 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 14, 2021

Classification
Accident

Aircraft Registration
9S-AAN

ICAO Type Designator
DH8D

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