Casualties of the Habyarimana Plane Crash

The Dassault Falcon carrying the presidents of Rwanda and Burundi home from a regional summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, was shot down as it came in to land at Kigali Airport at about 8:26 p.m. Responsibility for the crash has never been fully investigated. In addition to the heads of state, there were ten others on board the plane: five Rwandans, two Burundians and three French crewmembers. The table below gives a bit more detail:

NamePositionNationality
Maj. Gen. Juvénal HabyarimanaPresident of the Republic of RwandaRwandan
Gen. Deogratias NsabimanaF.A.R. Chief of Staff Rwandan
Maj. Thadée BagaragazaChief of the Maison Militaire to the PresidentRwandan
Col. Elie SagatwaChief of the Military Cabinet Rwandan
Juvénal RenahoForeign Affairs Advisor Rwandan
Emmanuel AkingeneyePersonal Physician to the PresidentRwandan
Cyprien NtaryamiraPresident of the Republic of BurundiBurundian
Bernard CizaMinister of Public Works Burundian
Cyriaque SimbiziMinister of Communication Burundian
Jacky HéroudPilotFrench
Jean-Pierre MinoberryCopilotFrench
Jean-Michelle PerrineFlight EngineerFrench