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Last updated: 28 January 2022
Date:Friday 8 June 2001
Time:ca 04:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-90C
Registration: S9-BOG
MSN: 19170/332
First flight: 1966-11-01 (34 years 8 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B (HK)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:18 km (11.3 mls) from Luena (   Angola)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Luena Airport (LUO/FNUE), Angola
A Boeing 727 operating for the UN World Food Programme (WFP) was descending into Luena at FL150 when the no. 2 engine was struck by a missile. The crew managed to carry out a safe emergency landing. WFP suspended operations in the area for six days following the incident. The aircraft was ferried to Luanda for repairs on June 17.

Shot down from the ground
Forced landing on runway

» Reuters


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