Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 17 April 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 31 March 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3D
Operator:Força Aérea Portuguesa
Registration: 6169
C/n / msn: 42968
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cuito Canaval (   Angola)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Luanda Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Destination airport:Henrique de Carvalho Airport (VHC/FNSA), Angola
Narrative:
Crashed landed after being hit by gun fire.

Sources:
» José Vilhena


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Distance from Luanda Airport to Henrique de Carvalho Airport as the crow flies is 792 km (495 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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