Accident description
Last updated: 30 July 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 27 November 1989
Type:Lockheed L-100-20 Hercules
Operator:Tepper Aviation Inc
Registration: N9205T
C/n / msn: 4129
First flight: 1966
Engines: 4 Allison 501-D22A
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Jamba Airport (JMB) (   Angola)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Kamina Airport (KMN/FZSA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:Jamba Airport (JMB), Angola
Narrative:
The aircraft, flown by Tepper Aviations chief, reportedly was carrying out a flight on behalf of the CIA to provide the Angolan UNITA guerrilla forces with weapons. It crashed while coming in to land at Jamba.
These flights were flown at night at a very low altitude to avoid MPLA radar detection. The runway at Jamba was dirt, the approach was over trees, and the portable runway lighting was probably marginally adequate.


Sources:
» Flight International 13-19.12.1989
» NRC Handelsblad 30.11.1989


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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 Kamina Airport to Jamba Airport as the crow flies is 1202 km (752 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.
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