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crashed into the Cazenga
District of Luanda
EL-ASA Santa Cruz Imperial del;
EY-ASS Santa Cruz Imperial rr?;
Crashed on Approach 02.02.'99 with reg. EY-ASS.

Date: 02 FEB 1999
Time: 04:00
Type: Antonov 12
Operating for: Santa Cruz Imperial, opf. Savanair (Angola)
Leased from: Santa Cruz Imperial
Registration: EL-ASS
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
Location: Luanda (Angola)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature: Cargo
Departure airport: Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD) (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Destination airport: Lukapa Airport (LBZ) (LBZ/FNLK), Angola
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.
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.

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» Xinhua News Agency

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