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Last updated: 18 November 2018
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Date:Tuesday 18 July 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:DTA-Direcção de Exploração dos Transp. Aéreos
Registration: CR-LBK
C/n / msn: 13769
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:19 km (11.9 mls) S of Bocoio (   Angola)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nova Lisboa Airport (NOV/FNHU), Angola
Destination airport:Lobito Airport (FNLB), Angola
Narrative:
Crashed into Bulobulo Mountain near Bocoio during approach in poor weather visibility.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» José Vilhena
» Diário de Lisboa 19 July 1950, p1+7


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Distance from Nova Lisboa Airport to Lobito Airport as the crow flies is 245 km (153 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Douglas DC-3

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  • 2832nd loss
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