Date & Time: Jan 19, 2008 at 0832 LT
Type of aircraft:
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Gira Globo Lda Aeronautica
Luanda – Huambo
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
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.
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew descended too low during an approach in IMC conditions.