Accident description
Last updated: 22 September 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 14 September 2011
Time:ca 11:30
Type:Embraer 120ER Brasilia
Operator:Força Aérea Nacional Angolana - FANA
Registration: T-500
C/n / msn: 120359
First flight: 2002
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW118
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Huambo Airport (NOV) (   Angola) show on map
Crash site elevation: 1703 m (5587 feet) amsl
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Huambo Airport (NOV/FNHU), Angola
Destination airport:Luanda Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Narrative:
An Angolan Air Force Embraer 120 Brasilia was destroyed when it crashed at Huambo, Angola. The airplane broke in two and caught fire. Eleven army officers, including three generals, and six civilians died in the accident. Six occupants survived the crash.

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Distance from Huambo Airport to Luanda Airport as the crow flies is 517 km (323 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.
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