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Last updated: 22 July 2019
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Date:Sunday 23 July 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Força Aérea Popular de Angola
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 42 / Occupants: 48
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Chana (   Angola)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Cazombo Airport (CAV/FNCZ), Angola
Narrative:
The Antonov was shot down by UNITA rebels.

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» Soviet Transports (1994)
» Volkskrant 26.7.89


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Antonov An-26

  • 1403 built
  • 64th loss
  • 38th fatal accident
  • 6th worst accident (at the time)
  • 9th worst accident (currently)
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  • 2nd worst accident (at the time)
  • 7th worst accident (currently)
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