Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 20 April 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 2 January 1999
Type:Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules
Operating for:United Nations - UN
Leased from:Transafrik
Registration: D2-EHD
C/n / msn: 4839
First flight: 1980
Engines: 4 Allison 501-D22A
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:80 km (50 mls) N of Huambo (   Angola) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Huambo Airport (NOV/FNHU), Angola
Destination airport:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Narrative:
The United Nations-chartered Hercules plane was shot down by UNITA rebels, some 20 minutes after takeoff from Huambo. The pilot tried to return to Huambo, but the plane was apparently on fire and it crashed in territory held by UNITA.

Events:


Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1999 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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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 Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport as the crow flies is 517 km (323 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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