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Accident description
Last updated: 1 December 2015
Date:Sunday 2 February 1997
Time:ca 17:30
Type:CASA C-212 Aviocar 200
Operator:Força Aérea Popular de Angola
Registration: T-400
C/n / msn: 325
First flight: 1985-08-06 (11 years 6 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 37
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Quibaxe (   Angola)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Destination airport:Cafunfo Airport (CFF), Angola
A CASA C-212 Aviocar was destroyed when it crashed near Quibaxe, Angola while on a domestic flight from Luanda (LAD) to Cafunfo Airport (CFF).
The CASA transport plane was seen to turn back in trouble and proceeded at low level before it crashed.

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Distance from Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport to Cafunfo Airport as the crow flies is 520 km (325 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.
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