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Last updated: 18 June 2018
Datum:Samstag 26 Dezember 1998
Zeit:ca 12:00
Flugzeugtyp: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
Kennzeichen: S9-CAO
Werknummer: 4561
Baujahr: 1974
Triebwerk: 4 Allison 501-D22A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Vila Nova (   Angola)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Huambo Airport (NOV/FNHU), Angola
Flug nach:Saurimo Airport (VHC/FNSA), Angola
Flugnummer: 806
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.

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