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Last updated: 18 January 2022
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Fecha:lunes 25 noviembre 1985
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12BP
Operador:Soviet Air Force
Registración: CCCP-11747
Numéro de série: 5343609
Año de Construcción: 1976
Motores: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 13 / Ocupantes: 13
Total:Fatalidades: 21 / Ocupantes: 21
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:ca 43 km E of Menongue Airport (SPP) (   Angola)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Cuito Cuanavale Airport (CTI/FNCV), Angola
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Menongue Airport (SPP/FNME), Angola
Descripción:
The Soviet An-12 transport plane was shot down by a South African special forces team with a "Strela-1" SAM. The missile hit engine no. 2 and the wing came off 47 seconds later. The aircraft crashed into a forest near Luassingua. All 8 crew and 13 passengers (Soviet military advisors and Angolan officers) were killed. The An-12 was en route from Cuito Cuanavale (CTI) to Luanda (LAD) via Menongue (SPP).

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Distance from Cuito Cuanavale Airport to Menongue Airport as the crow flies is 164 km (102 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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Antonov An-12

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