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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 12 February 2000
Time:14:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-82
Operator:Transafrik
Registration: S9-NAZ
C/n / msn: 19404/384
First flight: 1967-03-06 (33 years)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD) (   Angola)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Salima Airport (LMB/FWSM), Malawi
Destination airport:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Narrative:
The first ILS approach to runway 23 terminated in a missed approach due to loss of alignment with the runway. During the second approach and landing, witnesses report the airplane right wing struck the runway in the landing flare. As the airplane touched down, the fuselage and tail separated behind the wing root (about FS 590). Weather was reported as heavy rain and strong gusting 240 deg winds at 50 to 80 knots.

Classification:

Sources:
» Fábio Luís Fonseca
» NTSB


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Distance from Salima Airport to Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport as the crow flies is 2380 km (1488 miles).

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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