Date & Time: Mar 17, 2001 at 0823 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Luanda – Lubango
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While descending to Lubango Airport following an uneventful flight from Luanda, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with heavy rain falls and low ceiling. In such conditions, the aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located 16 km northwest of runway 10 threshold. One passenger survived while 16 other occupants were killed.
A possible loss of control after the pilot-in-command suffered a spatial disorientation while descending in IMC conditions.