Narrative:The Antonov took off from Luanda for a cargo flight to Lukapa, carrying 14 tons of food. Engine problems (possibly fire) forced the crew to return to Luanda. Approaching Luanda, the plane crashed into the Cazenga neighborhood of Luanda - the city's most populous area.
|Date:||02 FEB 1999|
|Operating for:||Savanair (Angola)|
|Leased from:||Santa Cruz Imperial|
|C/n / msn:|| 3340909|
|First flight:|| 1963|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11 |
|Ground casualties:||Fatalities: 19|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||ca 6 km E of Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD) (Angola)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola|
|Destination airport:||Lukapa Airport (LBZ/FNLK), Angola|
At least seven houses were destroyed. The plane was owned by Santa Cruz Imperial, a company from the United Arab Emirates, was registered in Liberia and was leased to the Angolan Savanair airline. The four crewmembers were Russian nationals. The Xinhua News Agency reported a total of 10 occupants, while ITAR/TASS reported 11. Confusion exists regarding the registration. Possibly the aircraft has always been officially registered EL-ASA, but carrying the registration EL-ASS.
» ITAR/TASS News Agency
» Panafrican news Agency
» Xinhua News Agency
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.