ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-7M2 (WL) D2-TBF Soyo Airport (SZA)
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Status:Accident Investigation report not yet completed, but information verified through authorities or other sources.
Date:Sunday 30 April 2017
Time:10:03 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B737 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-7M2 (WL)
Operator:TAAG Angola Airlines
Registration: D2-TBF
MSN: 34559/2013
First flight: 2006-07-28 (10 years 9 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B24
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 40
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 46
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Soyo Airport (SZA) (   Angola)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Destination airport:Soyo Airport (SZA/FNSO), Angola
TAAG Angola Airlines flight DT130 suffered a nose landing gear retraction accident after landing at Soyo Airport, Angola.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737-700, originated in Luanda about 09:29 UTC. The aircraft landed on runway 24 at Soyo Airport about 10:03 UTC with 40 passengers and 6 crew members on board.
A spokesperson for the airline reported that the crew were working the after landing checklist when they inadvertently raised the landing gear handle to the up position.
The ground sensor of the nose landing gear apparently did not function, causing the nose gear to retract.

The aircraft came to rest with the nose contacting the runway surface.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: INIPAT Angola
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: 03/INIPAT/22
Download report: Preliminary report


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Distance from Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport to Soyo Airport as the crow flies is 315 km (197 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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