Date & Time: Nov 8, 1983 at 1520 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Lubango - Luanda
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
After takeoff from Lubango Airport, while in initial climb at an altitude of 200 feet, the aircraft was hit by a surface-to-air missile. The aircraft turned to the left then lost height and crashed in a huge explosion about 800 meters past the runway end. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and none of the 130 occupants survived the crash.
Shot down by a UNITA SAM-7 surface-to-air missile.