On April 6, 1997, at 1240 UTC, a Gulfstream G1, N2NC, struck and fatally injured one person on the ground during takeoff at Goma Airport. The airplane diverted to Entebbe, Uganda. The eighteen persons on board the airplane were not injured. According to the initial notification, the airplane was enroute to Kisangani when the accident occurred. According to the notification, there was extensive damage "especially starboard undercarriage assembly." A comprehensive investigation is ongoing by the Civil Aviation Authority of Kampala, Uganda.

All further inquiries should be directed to:

M.M. Kibula AG. Director Air Navigation and Regulatory Services Civil Aviation Authority 6th Floor, Uganda House Plot 8-10 Kampala Road P.O. Box 5536, Kampala, Uganda

Tel: 042-20311, 20905 Fax: 042-20964

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