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Accident description
Last updated: 23 November 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 19 January 2008
Time:07:32 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft B200 Super King Air
Operator:Gira Globo
Registration: D2-FFK
C/n / msn: BB-1026
First flight: 1981
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bailundo (   Angola)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Luanda Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Destination airport:Huambo Airport (NOV/FNHU), Angola
Narrative:
The airplane crashed into a mountain during an approach to land at Huambo Airport (NOV), Angola. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed. The pilot, copilot and eleven passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was destroyed and there was ground fire.
Weather was poor (rainy and foggy). Preliminary reports suggests the aircraft was flying below the minimum safe altitude over the mountainous area.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» National Institute of Civil Aviation (INAVIC)
» Angola Press
» NTSB Identification: DCA08WA031


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Distance from Luanda Airport to Huambo 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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