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Accident description
Last updated: 23 November 2017
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Date:Wednesday 28 May 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Operator:SAL - Sociedade de Aviaçao Ligeira
Registration: D2-ECL
C/n / msn: BB-44
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:20 km (12.5 mls) N of Luanda Airport (LAD) (   Angola)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lukapa Airport (LBZ/FNLK), Angola
Destination airport:Luanda Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Narrative:
The crew carried out a forced landing in a field when the aircraft ran out of fuel. It broke in two. The baggage pod was destroyed.
Significant but non-fatal injuries to crew and passengers.

Classification:

Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Flight International 3-9 June 1998
» Aviation Letter 367


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Distance from Lukapa Airport to Luanda Airport as the crow flies is 822 km (514 miles).

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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