Unfallbericht:The Antonov, leased by Prestavia from Permtransavia, departed Luanda. About 30 minutes after takeoff the pilot reported an engine fire and that he was going to attempt an emergency landing at Malanje. About 3 minutes later the pilot reported that they were going to attempt an immediate landing straight ahead. This was the last contact with the flight and the aircraft was later found to have crashed. At impact the no. 2 propeller was feathered, the undercarriage was up and flaps at 25 degrees. Some reports say the aircraft was shot down by UNITA forces.
|Datum:||Mittwoch 2 September 1998|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Ivchenko AI-24VT|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 20|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 24 / Insassen: 24 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||nahe Malanje Airport (MEG) ( Angola)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Betriebsart:||Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug|
|Flug von:||Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola|
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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.