Narrative:The Y-12 was on a mission to distribute food to a drought-stricken part of Zambia when it crashed shortly after takeoff.
|Date:||Wednesday 18 May 2005|
|Type:||Harbin Yunshuji Y-12-II|
|Operator:||Zambian Air Force|
|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|
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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 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.