Date & Time: Jun 8, 1980 at 1532 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Jamba - Lubango
9 72 17 53
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
17 minutes after its takeoff from Jamba Airport, while in cruising altitude, the three engine airplane was shot down by the pilot of a Zambian Shenyang J-6 fighter plane. Out of control, it entered a dive and crashed in a field located in Matala. All 29 occupants were killed. Angolan authorities confirmed the aircraft was shot down by mistake.
Shot down by the pilot of a Zambian Shenyang J-6 fighter plane.