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Date:Friday 29 March 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operating for:International Red Cross
Leased from:Zimex Aviation
Registration: HB-LOM
MSN: 511
First flight: 1976
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:near Kuito (   Angola)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Luena Airport (LUO/FNUE), Angola
Destination airport:Kuito Airport (SVP/FNKU), Angola
The aircraft was struck by a surface-to-air missile, causing damage to the left wing and engine. The aircraft landed safely.

Shot down from the ground
Forced landing on runway


photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-300-HB-LOM
accident date: 29-03-1991
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
registration: HB-LOM

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Luena Airport to Kuito Airport as the crow flies is 327 km (204 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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