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Last updated: 15 December 2017
Fecha:martes 2 febrero 1999
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12
Operado por:Savanair (Angola)
Alquilado a :Santa Cruz Imperial
Registración: EY-ASS
Numéro de série: 3340909
Año de Construcción: 1963
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 7
Total:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 11
Víctimas en Tierra:Fatalidades: 13
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:ca 6 km E of Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD) (   Angola)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Lukapa Airport (LBZ/FNLK), Angola
The Antonov took off from Luanda for a cargo flight to Lukapa, carrying 14 tons of food. Engine problems (possibly fire) forced the crew to return to Luanda. Approaching Luanda, the plane crashed into the Cazenga neighborhood of Luanda - the city's most populous area.
At least seven houses were destroyed. The plane was owned by Santa Cruz Imperial, a company from the United Arab Emirates and was leased to the Angolan Savanair airline. The four crewmembers were Russian nationals. The Xinhua News Agency reported a total of 10 occupants, while ITAR/TASS reported 11. Confusion exists regarding the registration. Possibly the aircraft has always been officially registered EL-ASA, but carrying the registration EL-ASS.

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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 Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport to Lukapa Airport as the crow flies is 822 km (514 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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Antonov An-12

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