Narrative:The An-12 departed Lobito, Angola on a flight to Luena (LUO) and Cazombo (CAV).
The unpaved runway at Cazombo turned out to be too short and too narrow and the wings hit some bushes upon landing. When the crew learned that the airfield was mined they wanted to takeoff again immediately, but while turning for the takeoff run the right main gear got stuck in a pot-hole and broke, causing the propellers to touch the ground.
The aircraft was to be repaired after some time (CCCP-11130 brought new engines, propellers and technicians) but it appeared that the fuselage had suffered from severe corrosion in the meantime.
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Distance from Luena Airport to Cazombo Airport as the crow flies is 327 km (205 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.