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.
|Date:||Monday 18 December 1995|
Lockheed L-188C Electra
|Operator:||Trans Service Airlift|
|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)
|Phase:|| Unknown (UNK)|
|Nature:||Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Kinshasa-N'Djili Airport (FIH/FZAA), Congo (Democratic Republic)|
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.
Loss of control
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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.