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Status:Preliminary
Date:Sunday 27 January 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12
Operator:Força Aérea Popular de Angola
Registration: T-304
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 34
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 40
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Luena (   Angola)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Destination airport:Luena Airport (LUO/FNUE), Angola
Narrative:
Crashed 2 km short of the runway while attempting to land in heavy rain. Other reports indicate a death toll of three.



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Distance from Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport to Luena Airport as the crow flies is 794 km (496 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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-12

  • 1243 built
  • 179th loss
  • 103rd fatal accident
  • 83rd worst accident (at the time)
  • 110th worst accident (currently)
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