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Last updated: 18 March 2019
Date:Monday 26 April 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12B
Operator:United Nations - UN
Registration: CCCP-11121
C/n / msn: 02348103
First flight: 1972
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Luena (   Angola)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Luena Airport (LUO/FNUE), Angola
Destination airport:Catumbela Airport (CBT/FNCT), Angola
At FL160 the no. 1 engine was hit by a SAM missile. A forced landing had to be carried out in a field near Luena. One crewmember was killed after stepping on a mine.
The actual registration carried at the time of the accident is unknown. CCCP-11121 was cancelled from the Russian register in February 1993.

Shot down from the ground
Forced landing outside airport

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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 Luena Airport to Catumbela Airport as the crow flies is 699 km (437 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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