Fatal crashes in Tanzania 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 Tanzania
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly.
2017
15 Nov
Tanzania
Empakaai
Costal Aviation
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (5H-EGG)
 11
 11 /  0
2014
31 Aug
United Republic of Tanzania
Mwanza
Safari Express Cargo
Fokker F-27 MK 500 (5Y-SXP)
 3
 3 /  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
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
2005
23 Mar
United Republic of Tanzania
Off Mwanza
Air Transport
Ilyushin IL-76TD (ER-IBR)
 8
 8 /  0
1999
1 Sep
United Republic of Tanzania
Mount Meru
Northern Air (Tanzania)
Cessna 404 Titan II (5HNAT)
 12
 12 /  0
1980
5 Dec
United Republic of Tanzania
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania Aviation
Piper PA-42 Cheyenne (5H-TAL)
 10
 10 /  0
Crashes in the region
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly.
2019
24 Nov
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Goma
Busy Bee Congo
Dornier 228-201 (9S-GNH)
 19
 19 /  7
2017
27 Mar
Zimbabwe
Mautaer
ETA Air Charter
Britten-Norman BN2 Islander (C9-AOV)
 6
 6 /  0
2016
2 Feb
Somalia
Near Mogadishu
Daallo Airlines
Airbus A321-111 (SX-BHS)
 72
 1 /  0
2014
2 Jul
Kenya
Near Nairobi
Skyward International Aviation
Fokker 50 (5Y-CET)
 4
 4 /  0
2013
9 Aug
Somalia
Mogadishu
Military - Ethiopian Air Force
Antonov An-12 (?)
 6
 4 /  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 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
2008
13 Aug
Somalia
K-50 Airport
Fly 540
Fokker F-27 Friendship 500 (5Y-BVF)
 3
 3 /  0
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
16 Jun
Malawi
Vungano Hills
Nyika Safaris
Cessna 206 (?)
 6
 6 /  0
2007
23 Mar
Somalia
Mogadishu
Transaviaexport Airlines
Ilushin Il-76TD (EW-78849 )
 11
 11 /  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
30 Jun
Mozambique
Vilanculos
Naturelink
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (ZS-POG)
 3
 1 /  0
2006
10 Apr
Kenya
Marsabit
Military - Kenya Air Force
Harbin Yunshuji Y-12-II (132)
 17
 14 /  0
2005
4 Oct
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Aru
Wimbi Dira Airways
Antonov 12V (9Q-CWC)
 100
 2 /  0
2005
5 Sep
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Isiro
Kavatshi Airlines
Antonov 26B (ER-AZT)
 11
 11 /  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
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
19 Jul
Kenya
Mount Kenya
Ryan Blake Air Charter
Swearingen SA-226T Metro II (ZS-OYI)
 14
 14 /  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
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
19 Apr
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Bukavu
Kivu Air Services
Cessna 208B Caravan I (ZS-ONT)
 2
 2 /  0
1999
26 Nov
Kenya
Nairobi
DHL Aviation Africa
Cessna 208 Caravan I (5Y-RAN)
 4
 4 /  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
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
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
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
1995
18 Jul
Madagascar
Near Antananarivo
Military - Madagascar Air Force
Douglas C-47A (5R-MMG)
 34
 34 /  0
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
9 Oct
Somalia
Mogadiscio
Kiev Production Association
Antonov 32 (CCCP-48088)
 13
 1 /  0
1992
16 Apr
Kenya
Nairobi
Military - Kenyan Air Force
de Havilland DHC-5 Buffalo (218)
 46
 46 /  6
1991
27 Dec
Kenya
Masai Mara
Eagle Aviation
Piper PA-31-350 Navajo (5Y-SRV)
 5
 5 /  0
1991
25 Nov
Mozambique
Sena
STASA
Douglas C-47B-DK (C9-STD)
 3
 1 /  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
1989
28 Jun
Somalia
Near Borana
Somali Airlines
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600RF (6O-SAZ)
 30
 30 /  0
1988
18 Jun
Mozambique
Central Mozambique
Military - Mozambique Air Force
Mil Mi-8 (helicopter) (?)
 25
 21 /  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
1986
10 Jul
Mozambique
Maputo
Military - Zimbabwe Air Force
Douglas C-47A (7312)
 17
 17 /  0
1986
30 Mar
Mozambique
Near Pemba
Military - Mozambique Air Force
Antonov AN-26 (042)
 54
 49 /  0
1986
5 Feb
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Kasongo
GLM Aviation
Lockheed L-188AF Electra (9Q-CWT)
 14
 2 /  0
1985
15 May
Mozambique
Vilanculos
Empresa Nacional de Transp. Trabalho Aereo
Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander (C9-AMV)
 5
 5 /  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
1981
24 Jul
Madagascar
Madagascar
Air Madagascar
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (5R-MGB)
 19
 19 /  0
1981
20 Jul
Somalia
Mogadishu
Somali Airlines
Fokker F-27 Friendship 600RF (6O-SAY)
 50
 50 /  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
12 Feb
Zimbabwe
Near Kariba
Air Rhodesia
Vickers Viscount 748D (VP-YND)
 59
 59 /  0
1978
3 Sep
Zimbabwe
Near Kariba
Air Rhodesia
Vickers Viscount 782D (VP-WAS)
 56
 38 /  0
1978
24 Jul
Kenya
Near Nairobi
Amphibians
Britten Norman BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2 (5Y-CMC)
 11
 5 /  0
1977
14 May
Zambia
Near Lusaka
IAS Cargo
Boeing 707-321C (G-BEBP)
 6
 6 /  0
1976
4 Oct
Kenya
Nairobi
Emirates Air Transport
Douglas DC-7CF (TZ-ARC)
 4
 4 /  0
1976
4 May
Zambia
Near Monze
de Havilland Aircraft
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 (C-GDHA)
 11
 9 /  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
1970
6 May
Somalia
Mogadishu
Somali Airlines
Vickers 785D Viscount (6O-AAJ)
 30
 5 /  0
1969
16 Apr
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Kinshasa
Wigmo
Curtiss C-46 (?)
 45
 45 /  0
1967
19 Jul
Madagascar
Tananarive
Air Madagascar
Douglas DC-4-1009 (5R-MAD)
 42
 42 /  0
1965
2 Nov
Somalia
Obock
Military - French Air Force
Douglas C-47A (316410)
 30
 30 /  0
1964
29 Nov
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Leopoldville
Air Congo (BIAS)?
Douglas DC-4 (OO-DEP)
 14
 6 /  0
1964
12 Apr
Somalia
Hargeisa
Aden Airways
Douglas DC-3 (VR-AAM)
 15
 15 /  0
1963
15 Jul
Madagascar
Farafangana
Air Madagascar
Douglas C-47 (5R-MAJ)
 12
 6 /  0
1963
15 Jul
Madagascar
Farafangana
Air Madagascar
Douglas C-47 (5R-MAJ)
 12
 6 /  0
1962
17 May
Kenya
Near Nairobi
Military - U.S. Air Force
Lockheed C-130A Hercules (56-0546)
 13
 13 /  0
1961
17 Sep
Zambia
Ndola
Transair Sweden
Douglas DC-6B (SE-BDY)
 16
 16 /  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
22 Apr
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Bunia
Sobelair SA (Belgium)
Douglas C-54B (OO-SBL)
 35
 35 /  0
1958
26 Dec
Zimbabwe
Salisbury
Union Aeromaritime de Transport
Douglas DC-6B (F-BGTZ)
 70
 3 /  0
1955
18 May
Kenya
Mt. Kilimanjaro
East African Airways
Douglas DC-3 (VP-KKH)
 20
 20 /  0
1955
23 Feb
Zimbabwe
Salisbury
Central African Airways
Douglas DC-3 (VP-YKO)
 26
 1 /  0
1953
10 Apr
Madagascar
Miandivazo
Air France
Junkers JU-5/-3m (F-BALE)
 5
 5 /  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
1952
2 Jan
Madagascar
Andapa
Air France
Junkers JU-52/3m (F-BAMQ)
 11
 6 /  0
1950
24 Jan
Madagascar
Near Tamatave
Societe Transatlantique Aerienne
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (F-BFGD)
 14
 14 /  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
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