Accident description
Last updated: 3 September 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 30 March 1986
Time:10:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 26
Operator:Força Aérea Populular de Libertação de Moçambique
Registration: 042
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 41 / Occupants: 46
Total:Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 49
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Pemba Airport (POL) (   Mozambique) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pemba Airport (POL/FQPB), Mozambique
Destination airport:Maputo International Airport (MPM/FQMA), Mozambique
Narrative:
The Antonov crashed while trying to turn back to Pemba following a malfunction on board.

Sources:
» Lloyds List
» Soviet Transports
» The Chronicle Telegram 31-3-1986


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Distance from Pemba Airport to Maputo International Airport as the crow flies is 1654 km (1034 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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Antonov 26

  • 32nd loss
  • 1403 built
  • 3rd worst accident (at the time)
  • 9th worst accident (currently)
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