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Last updated: 20 July 2019
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Date:Friday 21 November 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Menongue (   Angola)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Shot down by UNITA militants with a SAM 7 missile. Four crew members were rescued immediately, two were taken prisoner and were later released as part of a prisoner exchange program.

Sources:
» veteranangola.ru
» Soviet-Empire.com U.S.S.R. and communism historical discussion.


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