Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 18 December 1995
Type:Lockheed L-188C Electra
Operator:Trans Service Airlift
Registration: 9Q-CRR
C/n / msn: 1080
First flight: 1959
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 137 / Occupants: 139
Total:Fatalities: 141 / Occupants: 144
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Cahungula, Lunda Norte (   Angola) show on map
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), Congo (Democratic Republic)
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Lockheed L-188C Electra passenger plane, operated by Trans Service Airlift, was destroyed when it crashed in Angola's Lunda Norte province. There were 144 persons on board the flight, so the plane was overloaded by approximately 40 passengers.
Zaire's transport minister reported that the Electra left Kinshasa, Zaire (the country is now named D.R. Congo). The destination was not known. The airplane possibly carried people to Angola┤s diamond mines or it may have been chartered by Angola's UNITA movement.


Classification:
Overloaded
Loss of control

Sources:
» Mystery surrounds Angola plane crash victims (Reuters, 20-12-1995)
» Flight International 3-9.01.1996(6)
» Scramble 202(46)


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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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