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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 14 January 2016
Time:ca 15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic A319 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A319-112
Operator:Air Namibia
Registration: V5-ANL
C/n / msn: 3346
First flight: 2007-12-11 (8 years 1 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B6/3
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 110
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:near Windhoek-Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) (   Namibia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Destination airport:Windhoek-Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH/FYWE), Namibia
Flightnumber:SW304
Narrative:
Flight SW304 suffered a bird strike upon during the approach to Windhoek-Hosea Kutako International Airport in Namibia. The impact caused a large hole on the right hand side of the fuselage just in front of the wing.

Sources:
» News.com.au
» Flightradar24


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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 Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport to Windhoek-Hosea Kutako International Airport as the crow flies is 1575 km (984 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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