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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.

Crash of an Antonov AN-32 in Malanje

Date & Time: Feb 14, 2015 at 2058 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
T-256
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Saurimo - Luanda
MSN:
2108
YOM:
1989
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
47
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route from Saurimo to Luanda, the crew informed ATC about technical problems and decided to divert to Malanje Airport for an emergency landing. On landing on an unlit runway, the aircraft veered off runway and came to rest in flames. While all 50 occupants were able to leave the cabin and were uninjured, the aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire. The exact cause of the technical failure remains unknown.

Crash of an Embraer EMB-120RT Brasília in Lukapa

Date & Time: Feb 25, 2014 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D2-FFZ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Luanda – Lukapa
MSN:
120212
YOM:
0
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
14
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to Lukapa, crew was forced to shut an engine down for unknown reason. Approach was completed and after touch down, aircraft went out of control and veered off runway. While contacting a rough terrain, the aircraft lost its undercarriage and came to rest badly damaged on wings, engines and fuselage. Three passengers were slightly injured.

Crash of an Embraer EMB-120ER Brasília in Huambo: 17 killed

Date & Time: Sep 14, 2011 at 1130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
T-500
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Huambo - Luanda
MSN:
120-359
YOM:
2002
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
19
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
17
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off from Huambo-Albano Machado Airport, aircraft stalled and crashed in flames near the runway end. All four crew and two passengers survived while 17 passengers were killed. There were eleven officers, three generals and six civilians on board. This Embraer Brasilia was the most recent built in service.

Crash of a Beechcraft 200 Super King Air in Angola: 3 killed

Date & Time: May 21, 2010 at 0020 LT
Operator:
Registration:
D2-FFT
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Pointe Noire - Luanda
MSN:
BB-607
YOM:
1980
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a charter flight from Pointe Noire to Luanda with one passenger on board, the Mauritanian businessman Rashid Mustapha who was candidate to the Presidential elections in Mauritania in 2007. The pax called his bodyguard just before takeoff, asking them to be ready upon arrival at Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport. The twin engine aircraft departed Pointe Noire Airport at 2321LT for a 75-90 minutes flight to Luanda. Just before it started the descent, while cruising over the area of Caxito, some 50 km northeast of Luanda, the aircraft disappeared from radar screens at 0020LT. SAR operations were abandoned after few days as no trace of the aircraft nor the three occupants was found. It is possible that the aircraft crashed by night in the ocean off the Angolan coast but this was not confirmed as the wreckage was never found. Three years later, in March 2013, unconfirmed reports and rumors in Africa said that the aircraft never crashed anywhere and that Rashid Mustapha was in fact hostage by a terrorist group somewhere in Africa, but this was not confirmed by Officials in Mauritania or Angola. Without any trace of the aircraft, all hypothesis remains open.

Crash of a Yakovlev Yak-40 in Luanda

Date & Time: Jan 31, 2010 at 1513 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D2-FES
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cabinda – Luanda
MSN:
9341431
YOM:
1973
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
34
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Following an uneventful flight from Cabinda, the aircraft landed on runway 25 when all three gears collapsed. The aircraft slid on its belly for few dozen metres before coming to rest by taxiway Bravo. While all 37 occupants were uninjured, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-76TD in Luanda

Date & Time: Aug 27, 2009
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
T-906
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
10134 08246
YOM:
1991
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll at Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport, the crew started the rotation but the aircraft did not respond. It continued on the runway, overran and came to rest. There were no injuries but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Poor flight preparation on part of the crew who failed to select the flaps in the appropriate position prior to takeoff.

Ground accident of an Antonov AN-12BK in Luanda

Date & Time: Sep 29, 2008
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
T-311
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
8 3 454 10
YOM:
1968
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While taxiing to runway 23, the aircraft suffered a right landing gear failure and came to rest. There were no injuries and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Failure of the right main gear for unknown reasons.

Crash of a Beechcraft B200 Super King Air near Huambo: 13 killed

Date & Time: Jan 19, 2008 at 0832 LT
Registration:
D2-FFK
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Luanda – Huambo
MSN:
BB-1026
YOM:
1982
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport shortly prior to 0700LT on an exec flight to Huambo, carrying 11 passengers and two pilots, among them two Portuguese citizens and the CEO of the operator. While descending to Huambo Airport in poor weather conditions (limited visibility due to rain and fog), the aircraft collided with Mt Mbave (2,021 metres high) located about 40 km north of Huambo Airport. All 13 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew descended too low during an approach in IMC conditions.

Crash of a Boeing 737-2M2 in M'Banza Congo: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jun 28, 2007 at 1332 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
D2-TBP
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Luanda – M’Banza Congo – Negage – Luanda
MSN:
23220/1084
YOM:
1985
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
71
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
After landing on runway 16/34 (1,800 metres long) at M'Banza Congo Airport, the aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran, collided with cars and two houses and came to rest. A crew member, five passengers and one people on the ground were killed while 25 other passengers were injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
It is believed that the aircraft landed too far down the runway, reducing the landing distance available.