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Last updated: 13 December 2018
Date:Thursday 1 July 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12B
Operator:Savanair (Angola)
Registration: TN-AFR
C/n / msn: 8345502
First flight: 1968
Engines: 4 Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Luzamba (   Angola)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Saurimo Airport (VHC/FNSA), Angola
Destination airport:Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
The aircraft was claimed to be shot down by UNITA forces. One crewmember (of Russian nationality) was killed in the accident. Four other Russian crew members were held hostage by UNITA forces. The Antonov was piloted by Russian nationals A. Yudov, M. Yatsenko, V. Gmyrin, V. Kachalin and A. Rogovets.

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photo of Antonov An-12B RA-12951
The An-12 later moved to Savanair as TN-AFR.
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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 Saurimo Airport to Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport as the crow flies is 792 km (495 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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