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Last updated: 15 November 2018
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Date:Saturday 2 January 1999
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:United Nations - UN
Registration: D2-EHD
C/n / msn: 4839
First flight: 1980
Engines: 4 Allison 501-D22A
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location: 80 km (50 mls) N of Huambo (   Angola)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Huambo Airport (NOV/FNHU), Angola
Destination airport:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Narrative:
The United Nations-chartered Hercules plane was shot down by UNITA rebels, some 20 minutes after takeoff from Huambo. The pilot tried to return to Huambo, but the plane was apparently on fire and it crashed in territory held by UNITA.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that for the flight may have been trying to locate another Hercules (S9-CAO, c/n 4561) that had been shot down on December 26, 1998. The son of the missing pilot was said to have been on board.

Classification:
Shot down from the ground
Loss of control

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1999 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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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 Huambo Airport to Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport as the crow flies is 517 km (323 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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