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Last updated: 16 December 2018
Date:Friday 6 October 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-72
Operator:Centrafrican Airlines
Registration: TL-ACW
C/n / msn: 36572090796
First flight: 1990
Engines: 2 Lotarev D-36
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Luzamba Airport (LZM) (   Angola)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Luzamba Airport (LZM/FNLZ), Angola
A go around was carried out because the Antonov was not properly lined up with the runway. Following a tight circuit the crew forgot to lower the gear. The aircraft landed on its belly and skidded for 350 m before coming to rest.

Wheel(s) up landing

» ICAO File : 00004420
» Scramble 262
» Tommy Maurer


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