Narrative:The Boeing 737 had taken off from Huambo and was climbing through 8000 feet when an explosion occurred in the rear of the cabin. The crew returned to Huambo for an emergency landing. Because of severed hydraulic lines it was impossible to extend the flaps. The aircraft touched down fast and overran the runway by 180m. Just 3 months prior to this accident, TAAG had lost another Boeing 737.
|Date:||Thursday 9 February 1984|
|Operator:||TAAG Angola Airlines|
|C/n / msn:|| 22626/802|
|First flight:|| 1981-09-21 (2 years 5 months)|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 136|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 142 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Huambo Airport (NOV) (Angola)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Huambo Airport (NOV/FNHU), Angola|
|Destination airport:||Luanda Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola|
» Jet-Airliner Unfńlle seit 1952 / J. Richter, Chr. Wolf
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 Huambo Airport to Luanda Airport as the crow flies is 517 km (323 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.