Narrative:The Antonov went missing on a flight from Abidjan to Rundu. The plane left Abidjan at 15:25 UTC with a Rundu ETA of 07:00UTC but never arrived there. Some reports say the Angolan Air Force shot down the plane over the Atlantic.
|Date:||22 DEC 1997|
|C/n / msn:|| 36572094888|
|First flight:|| 1991|
|Engines:|| 2 Lotarev D-36|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5 |
|Airplane damage:|| Missing|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||between Abidjan and Rundu (Atlantic Ocean)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport (ABJ/DIAP), Cote d'Ivoire|
|Destination airport:||Rundu Airport (NDU/FYRU), Namibia|
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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 Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport to Rundu Airport as the crow flies is 3641 km (2276 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.