Malu S360 near Shabunda on Dec 23rd 2021, impacted ground in bad weather

Last Update: December 23, 2021 / 20:42:43 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 23, 2021

Classification
Accident

Aircraft Registration
9S-GPS

ICAO Type Designator
S360

A Malu Aviation Shorts 360, registration 9S-GPS performing a flight from Goma to Shabunda (DR Congo) with 6 passengers and 3 crew, was on approach to Shabunda just before noon local time (about 10:00Z) when the aircraft impacted ground in Keisha village about 8nm (15km) outside the airport in bad weather. 2 passengers and 3 crew died in the accident, the other occupants were injured, there are reports of up to 6 people having been taken to hospitals (unclear however, whether occupants or also including people on the ground).

The airline confirmed their Shorts 360 tail number 9S-GPS was involved in the accident, the owner of the company was operating the aircraft himself.

No Metars are available for Shabunda, all available METARs for Goma about 130nm northeast of Shabuna are:

FZNA 230800Z 09014KT 6000 VCSH SCT016 FEW020CB BKN090 24/18 Q1020 BECMG -TSRA=
FZNA 230700Z 05006KT 7000 SCT014 FEW018CB BKN110 23/17 Q1020 NOSIG=
FZNA 230600Z 05004KT 7000 SCT014 FEW018CB BKN100 19/16 Q1020 NOSIG=
FZNA 230500Z 06006KT 7000 SCT015 FEW018CB BKN100 19/15 Q1020 NOSIG=
FZNA 230400Z 05008KT 8000 SCT014 BKN100 18/14 Q1019 NOSIG=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 23, 2021

Classification
Accident

Aircraft Registration
9S-GPS

ICAO Type Designator
S360

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