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Last updated: 6 December 2021
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 31 October 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:ACA-Ancargo Air
Registration: D2-FDI
MSN: 12009?
First flight: 1982
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44
Total:Fatalities: 49 / Occupants: 49
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Mona Quimbundo (   Angola)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Saurimo Airport (VHC/FNSA), Angola
Destination airport:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Narrative:
The Antonov 26, carrying a Ukrainian crew, was on a flight from Lukapa to Luanda via Dundo and Saurimo. The plane lost contact with the control tower some 20 minutes after takeoff. UNITA rebels claimed in a statement that they shot down the plane.

Sources:
» Angop
» AP
» ICAO Adrep
» Scramble


Follow-up / safety actions
The Angolan aviation authorities intend, by the end of November 2000, to reassess the capacity of the foreign crews operating in the country, because of the high number of accidents involving those crews.

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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 Saurimo Airport to Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport as the crow flies is 792 km (495 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-26

  • 1403 built
  • 108th loss
  • 60th fatal accident
  • 4th worst accident
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  • 4th worst accident (currently)
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