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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 17 March 2001
Time:ca 10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900C-1
Operator:SAL Express - Sociedade de Aviação Ligeira
Registration: S9-CAE
C/n / msn: UC-142
First flight: 1991
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65B
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Quilemba (   Angola)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Destination airport:Lubango Airport (SDD/FNUB), Angola
Narrative:
Crashed into mountains, reportedly in conditions of (heavy) rainfall.

Sources:
» José Vilhena
» Reuters
» Tommy Maurer


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Distance from Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport to Lubango Airport as the crow flies is 673 km (420 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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Beech 1900

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