Accident description
Last updated: 1 February 2015
Date:Saturday 25 March 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 32
Registration: D2-MAJ
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-20
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 30
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Huambo Airport (NOV) (   Angola)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Huambo Airport (NOV/FNHU), Angola
Destination airport:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
The Antonov, leased from a Ukrainian company, suffered a brake failure on takeoff as the crew attempted to avoid a hole in the runway. The Antonov lost directional control and ran off the runway. It struck another hole and broke in two.
The exact number of occupants is not known; at least 30 people where injured. Uncertainty exists with regards to the identity of D2-MAJ It was quoted being msb 3201. As an aircraft (EX-48138 and later 9Q-CMG) with msn 3201 was seen in D.R. Congo in 2004 either the aircraft has been repaired, or another airplane was involved.

Runway excursion

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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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