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Accident description
Last updated: 5 October 2015
Date:Wednesday 27 April 1994
Type:Boeing 727-44F
Registration: S9-TAN
C/n / msn: 18893/157
First flight: 1965-06-25 (28 years 10 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:M'Banza Congo Airport (SSY) (   Angola)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Destination airport:M'Banza Congo Airport (SSY/FNBC), Angola
The aircraft touched down 2m short of the runway. The undercarriage struck a drainage ditch and collapsed. The aircraft continued onto the runway, veered right off the side of the runway an crossed a road, striking a bus with its right wing. The short and narrow runway at M'Banza forces B727 pilots to touch down as soon after the threshold as possible.

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Distance from Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport to M'Banza Congo Airport as the crow flies is 308 km (192 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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