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Last updated: 4 August 2021
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Date:Sunday 29 May 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Força Aérea Popular de Angola
Registration: T-202
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cangamba Airport (CNZ) (   Angola)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Cangamba Airport (CNZ), Angola
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
On takeoff from beleaguered Cangamba, Angola, the crew retracted the landing gear too early as they there distracted by UNITA mortar shelling. The aircraft sank back to the ground and came to rest gear-up.
As the aircraft standing on the apron, waiting for necessary spares and repairs, it was destroyed by UNITA shelling. This probably occurred during the battle of Cangamba from 2-10 August 1983.

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