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Date:Thursday 1 February 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Força Aérea Popular de Angola
Registration: T-224
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Luena Airport (LUO) (   Angola)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Luau Airport (UAL/FNUA), Angola
Destination airport:Luena Airport (LUO/FNUE), Angola
Narrative:
Crashed and burst into flames on landing. The UNITA claimed responsibility and said all 22 on board were killed in the accident. Officials sources deny these claims and say the Antonov skidded off the runway following engine problems and stated that 10 occupants were injured.

Sources:
» Angola Peace Monitor
» Keesing's Record of World Events


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Distance from Luau Airport to Luena Airport as the crow flies is 279 km (174 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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Antonov An-26

  • 1403 built
  • 109th loss
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