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Accident description
Last updated: 30 July 2016
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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: RA-11531
C/n / msn: 6344506
First flight: 1966
Total airframe hrs:11200
Cycles:2230
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)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Destination airport:Lukapa Airport (LBZ/FNLK), Angola
Narrative:
The Antonov crashed 150 m short of the runway while approaching Lukapa airstrip in dense fog. The aircraft was on its third attempt to land.

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» AFP
» Scramble 218


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CCCP-11531 was later sold to Angola as D2-FVG.
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport to Lukapa Airport as the crow flies is 822 km (514 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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