Narrative:The Antonov departed Kabinda, Congo, carrying 10.000 kgs of cargo bound for Luanda. At a distance of 1850 m from the runway at Luanda, the Antonov was 13 m above the glideslope. The crew increased the vertical rate of descent to 6,6 m/s until it descended below the glidesope 1450 m from the threshold. The aircraft leveled out at an height of 12 m, 290 m from the runway threshold. A brief wind shift at that point led to a drop in the indicated speed from 260 km/h to 248 km/h. The aircraft touched down very hard short of the runway. Colliding with the raised lip of the runway, nearly the entire main undercarriage was sheared off.
|Date:||Monday 11 May 1998|
|C/n / msn:|| 9346505|
|First flight:|| 1969|
|Engines:|| 4 Ivchenko AI-20M|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD) (Angola)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Kabinda Airport (KBN/FZWT), Congo (Democratic Republic)|
|Destination airport:||Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola|
» Aviation incident with the aircraft An-12 RA 12973 / Ministry of Transport letter 29.01.99 g. No. 22.10-86
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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 Kabinda Airport to Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport as the crow flies is 1271 km (794 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.