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Last updated: 25 February 2020
Datum:Dienstag 8 November 1983
Zeit:ca. 15:20
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2M2
Fluggesellschaft:TAAG Angola Airlines
Kennzeichen: D2-TBN
Werknummer: 22775/869
Baujahr: 1982-04-29 (1 year 6 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 126 / Insassen: 126
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 130 / Insassen: 130
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1 km (0.6 Meilen) von Lubango Airport (SDD) (   Angola)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Lubango Airport (SDD/FNUB), Angola
Flug nach:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
The aircraft climbed to an altitude of 200 feet after takeoff but started to descend and turned left. The wingtip struck the ground causing the aircraft to crash, bursting into flames, 800 m past the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Technical failure according to Angolan authorities. Guerrilla (UNITA) rebels in the area however, claimed to have shot down the aircraft with a SAM missile.



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 Lubango Airport to Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport as the crow flies is 673 km (421 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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