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Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 20 June 2018
Fecha:martes 8 noviembre 1983
Hora:ca. 15:20
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2M2
Operador:TAAG Angola Airlines
Registración: D2-TBN
Numéro de série: 22775/869
Año de Construcción: 1982-04-29 (1 year 6 months)
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 126 / Ocupantes: 126
Total:Fatalidades: 130 / Ocupantes: 130
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:1 km (0.6 milles) de Lubango Airport (SDD) (   Angola)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Lubango Airport (SDD/FNUB), Angola
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
The aircraft climbed to an altitude of 200 feet after takeoff but started to descend and turned left. The wingtip struck the ground causing the aircraft to crash, bursting into flames, 800 m past the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Technical failure according to Angolan authorities. Guerrilla (UNITA) rebels in the area however, claimed to have shot down the aircraft with a SAM missile.


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Lubango Airport to Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport as the crow flies is 673 km (421 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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