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Last updated: 18 June 2018
Datum:Montag 22 Dezember 1997
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow 72
Kennzeichen: ER-ACF
Werknummer: 36572094888
Baujahr: 1991
Triebwerk: 2 Lotarev D-36
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:between Abidjan and Rundu (   Atlantischer Ozean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Abidjan-Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport (ABJ/DIAP), Elfenbeinküste
Flug nach:Rundu Airport (NDU/FYRU), Namibia
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.

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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).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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