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Accident description
Last updated: 9 October 2015
Date:Wednesday 18 May 2005
Type:Harbin Yunshuji Y-12-II
Operator:Zambian Air Force
Registration: AF-216
C/n / msn: 0089
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Mongu Airport (MNR) (   Zambia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Mongu Airport (MNR/FLMG), Zambia
Destination airport:Lusaka Airport (LUN/FLLS), Zambia
The Y-12 was on a mission to distribute food to a drought-stricken part of Zambia when it crashed shortly after takeoff.

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Distance from Mongu Airport to Lusaka Airport as the crow flies is 565 km (353 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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