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.
|Date:||Saturday 12 February 2000|
|C/n / msn:|| 19404/384|
|First flight:|| 1967-03-06 (32 years 12 months)|
|Engines:|| 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD) (Angola)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Salima Airport (LMB/FWSM), Malawi|
|Destination airport:||Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola|
» Fábio Luís Fonseca
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 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.