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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
Site:
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
Location:
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 Super King Air 200 off Angola: 3 killed

Date & Time: May 21, 2010 at 0020 LT
Operator:
Registration:
D2-FFT
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:
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. Twin engine aircraft left Pointe Noire at 2321LT for a 75-90 minutes flight to Luanda. Just before it started its descent, while cruising in the region of Caxita, some 50 km northeast of Luanda, aircraft disappeared from radar screens at 0020LT. SAR did not find any trace of the aircraft and all operations were suspended several days later. All three occupants were considered as deceased. It is presumed that aircraft crashed by night in the ocean off the Angolan coast.
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 are still 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:
?
YOM:
0
Location:
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, aircraft landed on runway 25 when all three gears collapsed. Aircraft skidded on its belly for several yards before coming to rest by the taxiway Bravo. While all 37 occupants were uninjured, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It is not clear if the collapse of all three undercarriage is the result of a mechanical failure or a mistake committed by the crew.

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Date & Time: Sep 29, 2008
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
T-311
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
8345410
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While taxiing to reach runway 23, aircraft suffered a right landing gear failure. It went off taxiway and came to rest. Nobody was injured and aircraft was abandoned as it was considered as damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Beechcraft Super King Air 200 in Huambo: 13 killed

Date & Time: Jan 19, 2008 at 0832 LT
Registration:
D2-FFK
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Luanda-Huambo
MSN:
BB-1026
YOM:
1982
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13

Crash of a Boeing 737-200 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-Mbanza 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:
On landing at Mbanza Congo airport, the aircraft overran runway and collided with a building. 5 occupants were killed while 25 passengers were injured. One other person was also killed on ground. The aircraft was destroyed. According to Angolan authorities, it appears that the aircraft landed long on runway 16/34 which is 1,800 metres long.

Crash of an Antonov AN-12 in Luena

Date & Time: Aug 8, 2005 at 0650 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
T-300
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

In unknown circumstances, the aircraft crashed on landing at Luena airport, province of Moxico, Angola. Military sources said that at least one occupant was injured or killed, but this was not confirmed. The aircraft was written off.