ASN Aircraft accident Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilia T-500 Huambo Airport (NOV)
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Wednesday 14 September 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic E120 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilia
Operator:Força Aérea Nacional Angolana - FANA
Registration: T-500
MSN: 120359
First flight: 2002
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW118
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Huambo Airport (NOV) (   Angola)
Crash site elevation: 1703 m (5587 feet) amsl
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Huambo Airport (NOV/FNHU), Angola
Destination airport:Luanda Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
An Angolan Air Force Embraer 120 Brasilia was destroyed when it crashed at Huambo, Angola. The airplane broke in two and caught fire. Eleven army officers, including three generals, and six civilians died in the accident. Six occupants survived the crash.

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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 Airport as the crow flies is 517 km (323 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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