Accident description
Last updated: 22 August 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 22 December 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 72
Operator:Renan
Registration: ER-ACF
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: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:between Abidjan and Rundu (   Atlantic Ocean) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport (ABJ/DIAP), Cote d'Ivoire
Destination airport:Rundu Airport (NDU/FYRU), Namibia
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.

Classification:
Missing
Missing

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» Airclaims


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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.
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