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Accident description
Last updated: 31 March 2015
Date:Wednesday 12 March 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12BP
Operator:Alada Empresa de Transportes Aereos
Registration: D2-FVG
C/n / msn: 6344506
First flight: 1966
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lukapa Airport (LBZ) (   Angola)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Destination airport:Lukapa Airport (LBZ/FNLK), Angola
The Antonov crashed 150m short of the runway while approaching Lukapa airstrip in dense fog. The aircraft was on its third attempt to land.

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CCCP-11531 was later sold to Angola as D2-FVG.
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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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