Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 29 March 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operating for:International Red Cross
Leased from:Zimex Aviation
Registration: HB-LOM
C/n / msn: 511
First flight: 1976
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:near Kuito (   Angola)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Luena Airport (LUO/FNUE), Angola
Destination airport:Kuito Airport (SVP/FNKU), Angola
Narrative:
The aircraft was struck by a surface-to-air missile, causing damage to the left wing and engine. The aircraft landed safely.

Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Forced landing on runway

Sources:


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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 Luena Airport to Kuito Airport as the crow flies is 327 km (204 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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