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Accident description
Last updated: 18 November 2017
Date:Thursday 17 December 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12BP
Registration: S9-CAT
C/n / msn: 6344503
First flight: 1973
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Saurimo Airport (VHC) (   Angola)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Destination airport:Saurimo Airport (VHC/FNSA), Angola
A go-around had to be carried out because vehicle had entered the runway. The Antonov however touched down in a nose-high attitude and crashed.

» ICAO Adrep
» Scramble 239, 240


photo of Antonov An-12BP CCCP-11530
CCCP-11530 is seen here flying for the State Research Institute of Civil Aviation GosNII GA as a 'Tsiklon' weather control aircraft; the weather systems were later removed. Sold as S9-CAT in 1998
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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 Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport to Saurimo Airport as the crow flies is 792 km (495 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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