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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 12 October 2017
Time:ca 17:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic E120 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-120ER
Operator:Guicango
Registration: D2-FDO
C/n / msn: 120082
First flight: 1988
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW118
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cuílo (   Angola)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Dundo Airport (DUE/FNDU), Angola
Destination airport:Luanda Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Narrative:
An Embraer EMB-120ER, operated by Guicango, was destroyed when it crashed during a flight from Dundo to Luanda, Angola.
The flight took off from Dundo at 16:58. On board were three crew members, two medics, a company employee and a South African patient, suffering malaria symptoms.
Preliminary reports suggest contact with the flight was lost about 15 minutes after departure, shortly after the pilot reported a malfunction in the engine, followed by fire.
Preliminary reports indicate that the wreckage was found near Cuílo, 170 kilometers from Dundo Airport.

Sources:
» angola24horas.com
» observador.pt
» Avião localizado sem sobreviventes (jornaldeangola.sapo.ao, 14 Oct. 2017)


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
mAY 1988 PT-SKZ Embraer first flight
10 June 1988 OO-DTF Delta Air Transport delivered
16 Jan. 1998 PH-XLF Air Exel Netherlands registered
28 Sep. 1998 PH-XLF Air Exel Netherlands type changed from EMB-120RT to EMB-120ER
Jan 2002 PH-XLF withdrawn from use, stored
Dec. 2002 4L-XLF Caucasus Airlines
6 Jan. 2006 N102SK Aerospace Trust Management LLC Trustee registered
16 Feb. 2007 D2-FDO Airjet registered
unkown date D2-FDO Guicango

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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 Dundo Airport to Luanda Airport as the crow flies is 847 km (529 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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