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Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Datum:zondag 8 juni 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev 40K
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:TAAG Angola Airlines
Registratie: D2-TYC
Constructienummer: 9721753
Bouwjaar: 1977
Motoren: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 15 / inzittenden: 15
Totaal:slachtoffers: 19 / inzittenden: 19
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Matala (   Angola)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Lubango Airport (SDD/FNUB), Angola
Vliegveld van aankomst:Jamba Airport (JMB), Angola
A TAAG Angola Airlines Yak-40 passenger plane crashed near Matala in Angola, killing all 19 on board.
Flight International reports that the airplane operated on a domestic flight from Jamba (JMB) to Lubango (SDD). Angolan authorities reported to ICAO that flight took off at 15:15. At 15:32 the aircraft went down when it was hit following 'actions by a foreign aircraft'. The airplane then crashed near Matala, killing all 19 on board.

Since Matala is located at some 155 km east of Lubango, it seems more likely that the accident flight was routed from Lubango to Jamba.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that the Yak-40 may have been shot down by a Zambian Shenyang J-6 (MiG-19) fighter plane.

» Soviet Transports
» ICAO Summary No 12/80
» Flight International 28 June 1980


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Lubango Airport en Jamba Airport bedraagt 265 km (165 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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