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Last updated: 28 January 2022
Datum:Samstag 20 November 1999
Zeit:ca 17:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic F406 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Reims Cessna F406 Caravan II
Fluggesellschaft:SAL - Sociedade de Aviaçao Ligeira
Kennzeichen: D2-ECQ
Werknummer: F406-0019
Baujahr: 1987
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-112
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Unbekannt
Unfallort:Benguela-Gen V Deslandes Airport (BUG) (   Angola)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Luanda Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Flug nach:Benguela-Gen V Deslandes Airport (BUG/FNBG), Angola
The aircraft's nose gear collapsed during the landing roll. The airplane had reportedly touched down hard on the nose gear.

D2-ECQ was further damaged at Benguela Airport on 28 December 2000 when it was sprayed with small arms fire by a small force of armed men when parked in a hangar under repairs.

» Air International July 2001, p14


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Distance from Luanda Airport to Benguela-Gen V Deslandes Airport as the crow flies is 416 km (260 miles).

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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