Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 20 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 26 December 1998
Time:ca 12:00
Type:Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules
Operating for:United Nations - UN
Leased from:Transafrik
Registration: S9-CAO
C/n / msn: 4561
First flight: 1974
Engines: 4 Allison 501-D22A
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Vila Nova (   Angola) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Huambo Airport (NOV/FNHU), Angola
Destination airport:Saurimo Airport (VHC/FNSA), Angola
Flightnumber: 806
Narrative:
The Hercules crashed in dense jungle, 25km from the departure town of Huambo. There is heavy fighting going on in the area between UNITA rebels and Angolan government forces. The wreckage has been spotted, but fighting in the area made it impossible for the UN to access the wreckage.

Sources:
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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 Huambo Airport to Saurimo Airport as the crow flies is 614 km (384 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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