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Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Wednesday 27 April 1988
Time:09:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Revolucionaria
Registration: T-237
C/n / msn: 7704
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 26
Total:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 29
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Techamutete (   Angola)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Techamutete, Angola
Narrative:
A Cuban Air Force An-26 transport plane was approaching the Angolan city of Techamutete when it was shot down using a SAM-7 missile and friendly AAA fire. Cuban anti-aircraft batteries stationed in Angola were on alert because of the reported presence of enemy planes in the region.

Sources:
» La Nación 29 April 1988, p20A
» Flight International 14 May 1988 (16)
» Soviet Transports
» Thomas Brügge
» St. Petersburg Times, Apr 29, 1988


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