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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Date:Wednesday 2 September 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26B
Operating for:Prestavia
Leased from:Permtransavia
Registration: RA-26028
MSN: 10408
First flight: 1980
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Malanje Airport (MEG) (   Angola)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Destination airport:?
The Antonov, leased by Prestavia from Permtransavia, departed Luanda. About 30 minutes after takeoff the pilot reported an engine fire and that he was going to attempt an emergency landing at Malanje. About 3 minutes later the pilot reported that they were going to attempt an immediate landing straight ahead. This was the last contact with the flight and the aircraft was later found to have crashed. At impact the no. 2 propeller was feathered, the undercarriage was up and flaps at 25 degrees. Some reports say the aircraft was shot down by UNITA forces.

The wreck was found in 2003.

Shot down from the ground
Loss of control

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