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Last updated: 11 December 2019
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Date:Saturday 23 January 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules
Operator:Transafrik
On behalf of:Endiama
Registration: D2-EHD
C/n / msn: 4839
First flight: 1980
Engines: 4 Allison 501-D22A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:near Luena Airport (LUO) (   Angola)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Luena Airport (LUO/FNUE), Angola
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Shortly after takeoff from Luena, Angola, the no. 3 engine was hit by an RPG (rocket propelled grenade) fired by UNITA rebels. The no. 3 propeller was blown off but the aircraft landed safely back at Luena. It was ferried to Luanda and then on to Lisbon, Portugal for repairs.

Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Forced landing on runway

Sources:
» Hotel Hercules / Don Rogers


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