Date & Time: Feb 14, 2015 at 2058 LT
Type of aircraft:
Antonov AN-32
Operator:
Registration:
T-256
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Saurimo - Luanda
MSN:
2108
YOM:
1989
Country:
Angola
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
47
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route from Saurimo to Luanda, the crew informed ATC about technical problems and decided to divert to Malanje Airport for an emergency landing. On landing on an unlit runway, the aircraft veered off runway and came to rest in flames. While all 50 occupants were able to leave the cabin and were uninjured, the aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire. The exact cause of the technical failure remains unknown.