Lilongwe Airport

Fatal crashes in Malawi 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 Malawi
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly.
2007
16 Jun
Malawi
Vungano Hills
Nyika Safaris
Cessna 206 (?)
 6
 6 /  0
1987
6 Nov
Malawi
Ulongue
Air Malawi
Shorts SC-7 Skyvan 3-100 (7Q-YMB)
 10
 10 /  0
1953
29 Mar
Malawi
Mtara
Central African Airways
Vickers 616 Viking 1B (VP-YEY)
 13
 13 /  0
Crashes in the region
DateCrash locationAirline
Aircraft (reg. number)
 Passengers
 Fatalities aboard
 Killed on the ground
List updated regularly. --- See all
2017
27 Mar
Zimbabwe
Mautaer
ETA Air Charter
Britten-Norman BN2 Islander (C9-AOV)
 6
 6 /  0
2014
31 Aug
United Republic of Tanzania
Mwanza
Safari Express Cargo
Fokker F-27 MK 500 (5Y-SXP)
 3
 3 /  0
2014
2 Jul
Kenya
Near Nairobi
Skyward International Aviation
Fokker 50 (5Y-CET)
 4
 4 /  0
2012
5 Dec
South Africa
Near Ladysmith
Military - South African Air Force
Douglas C47-TP (6840)
 11
 11 /  0
2011
14 Oct
Botswana
Xakanaka Airstrip
Moremi Air Charters
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan (A2-AKD)
 11
 8 /  0
2011
8 Feb
South Africa
Off Plettenberg Bay
Majuba Aviation
Pilatus PC-12/47 (ZS-GAA)
 9
 9 /  0
2010
25 Aug
The Democratic Republic of The Congo
Bandundu
Filair
Let 410UVP-E (9Q-CCN)
 20
 19 /  0
2009
24 Sep
South Africa
Merebank
SA Airlink
British Aerospace Jetstream 41 (ZS-NRM)
 3
 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
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
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
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
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
2005
23 Mar
United Republic of Tanzania
Off Mwanza
Air Transport
Ilyushin IL-76TD (ER-IBR)
 8
 8 /  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
2002
1 Jun
South Africa
George
Airquarius Aviation - Charter
Hawker Siddeley HS-748-372 (ZS-OJU)
 3
 3 /  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
6 Dec
South Africa
Johannesburg
Charter - Flightline Charter Services
Piper PA-31-350 (ZS-OJY)
 9
 9 /  0
1999
26 Nov
Kenya
Nairobi
DHL Aviation Africa
Cessna 208 Caravan I (5Y-RAN)
 4
 4 /  0
1999
1 Sep
United Republic of Tanzania
Mount Meru
Northern Air (Tanzania)
Cessna 404 Titan II (5HNAT)
 12
 12 /  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
24 Aug
South Africa
Pretoria
Speed Service Couriers
DC-3-65TP (ZS-NKK)
 2
 1 /  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
2 Aug
South Africa
Johannesburg
Aero Air
Antonov An-2R (RA-05708)
 3
 3 /  0
1995
18 Jul
Madagascar
Near Antananarivo
Military - Madagascar Air Force
Douglas C-47A (5R-MMG)
 34
 34 /  0
Weather in Lilongwe

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22°C
Sunny
Humidity : 46%
Wind : E at 22km/h
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