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Last updated: 12 November 2018
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Date:Thursday 14 July 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Força Aérea Popular de Angola
Registration: T-20.
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1976
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cuangar (   Angola)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Cuangar Airport, Angola
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Shot down by UNITA rebels

Sources:
» Soviet Transports (1994)
» Volkskrant 15.7.1977


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Antonov An-26

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