Narrative:A Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules transport plane was struck by a surface-to-air missile after departure from Menongue Airport (SPP), Angola. The no. 4 engine took a direct hit and the no. 3 engine was damaged by shrapnel.
|Date:||Friday 5 January 1990|
|Type:||Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules|
|Operator:||Angola Air Charter|
|C/n / msn:|| 4222|
|First flight:|| 1967|
|Engines:|| 4 Allison 501-D22A|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Menongue Airport (SPP) ( Angola)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Menongue Airport (SPP/FNME), Angola|
The crew decided to return to Menongue. The airplane suffered a runway excursion after landing, causing the undercarriage to collapse.
Shot down from the ground
» Scramble Vol.11, nr.08
N13ST moved to Alaska International as N103AK and was sold to Angola as D2-FAG in 1977. TAAG re-registered the plane D2-THB in 1982.
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.