Narrative:The cargo plane approached Dundo in favourable weather conditions. The airplane touched down just short of the runway. The right main landing gear collapsed after striking the raised lip of the runway. The Boeing 727 continued onto the runway and deviated to the right; it slid off the runway onto an area covered with high grass and bushes. Then the other landing gear legs collapsed. In the mishap a man was killed who had stopped to relieve himself close to runway.
|Date:||Friday 5 January 2001|
|Operator:||Air Gemini Cargo|
|C/n / msn:|| 20078/686|
|First flight:|| 1969-01-22 (31 years 12 months)|
|Total airframe hrs:||40300|
|Engines:|| 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10 |
|Ground casualties:||Fatalities: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Dundo Airport (DUE) ( Angola)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola|
|Destination airport:||Dundo Airport (DUE), Angola|
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N746EV was later sold to Interexpress Transportes Aéreos Regionais as PP-ITL and to Air Gemini Cargo as S9-BAI
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 Dundo Airport as the crow flies is 847 km (529 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.