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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Tuesday 7 November 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-32B
Operating for:Malu Aviation
Leased from:Renan
Registration: ER-AFA
MSN: 3406
First flight: 1993
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-20
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Luabo Airport (   Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
During takeoff from Luabo a tyre on the right hand main gear burst. The aircraft deviated to the right and at a speed of 180 km/h, 200 m short of the runway end, the pilot aborted the takeoff. The aircraft overran the runway and came to rest in a cemetery 500 m further on. The aircraft nosed over and a fire broke out. The owner has been confirmed as Renan from Moldavia. The airplane was probably operating on behalf of Malu Aviation.

Tire failure
Rejected takeoff
Runway excursion

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photo of Antonov-An-32B-ER-AFA
accident date: 07-11-2000
type: Antonov An-32B
registration: ER-AFA
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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