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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Date:Wednesday 26 August 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12BP
Registration: EW-11368
MSN: 4342010
First flight: 1964
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20K
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:80 km (50 mls) from Luanda (   Angola)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Destination airport:?
About 40 minutes after takeoff from Luanda, Angola, the crew reported the failure of two engines. Upon returning to Luanda, the airplane was not able to maintain altitude. At an altitude of 800 m and at an airspeed of 350 km/h, the flaps were selected to 25°. Descent continued at a rate of 3 m/sec until the airplane collided with the ground. A fire erupted.

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