Crash of an Embraer EMB-120RT Brasília near Cuilo: 7 killed

Date & Time: Oct 12, 2017 at 1715 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D2-FDO
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Dundo – Luanda
MSN:
120-082
YOM:
1988
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Dundo Airport at 1658LT bound for Luanda. About 15 minutes later, the crew reported engine problems and apparently one of them caught fire in flight. The airplane crashed shortly later near Cuilo, about 170 km southwest of Dundo. All seven occupants have been killed.