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Last updated: 17 December 2018
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Date:Thursday 21 July 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-328C
Operator:Angola Air Charter
Registration: D2-TOV
C/n / msn: 18881/436
First flight: 1965
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) N of Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) (   Nigeria)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Oostende Airport (OST/EBOS), Belgium
Destination airport:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed while positioning for a localizer only approach to runway 19R.



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Distance from Oostende Airport to Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport as the crow flies is 4926 km (3079 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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