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Last updated: 22 August 2017
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Date:Saturday 26 December 1998
Time:ca 12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules
Operated by:Transafrik
On behalf of:United Nations - UN
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)
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, 25 km 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:
» UN
» Reuters


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photo of Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules N920SJ
N920SJ was sold to Transafrik in September 1998.
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Map
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).
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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Lockheed L-100

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  • 37th loss
  • 20th fatal accident
  • 2nd worst accident
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