Narrative:Crashed and burst into flames on landing. The UNITA claimed responsibility and said all 22 on board were killed in the accident. Officials sources deny these claims and say the Antonov skidded off the runway following engine problems and stated that 10 occupants were injured.
|Date:||Thursday 1 February 2001|
|Operator:||Força Aérea Popular de Angola|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Luena Airport (LUO) (Angola)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Luau Airport (UAL/FNUA), Angola|
|Destination airport:||Luena Airport (LUO/FNUE), Angola|
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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 Luau Airport to Luena Airport as the crow flies is 279 km (174 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.