Plane crash AN-12B in Lucapa. 1996
Plane crash AN-12B in Lucapa. 1996

Plane crash of AN-12B State Research Institute of Civil Aviation (leased by the Angolan Airlines) in Lucapa

  • Date of the crash: 06.10.1996, the

  • The time of the crash: 19: 03

  • Country air crash: Angola

  • Location of the crash: Lucapa Airport

  • Type of aircraft: An-12B

  • Registration of aircraft: RA11101

  • Name Aviation Company: Hellier International

Chronology of events:

The crew and the State Research Institute of Civil Aviation plane with 30.05.1996 g worked on loan under the contract № 41 / 96-22 in Angola now «HellierInternationalLTD».

06.10.1996 crew performed a commercial flight from Lucapa-Luanda. Takeoff weight was 61 tonnes, including load (the box with a fish) - 12600 kg. On board was located 13 passengers. Flight to Luanda lookup occurred without deviations. The crew of 20 minutes before the landing of the crew got the aircraft Voeing 727, which took off from Lucapa Airport, information about that strip lighting is switched off periodically, and the recommendation to be careful in this regard.

The approach was carried out at night by the SSDP in the PMU. The landing took place at a distance of approximately 250 m from the end of the ground strip. At the time of removing the screws from the stop after landing, the lights of the strip suddenly switched off. Crew visual contact with landmarks lost and continued along the lane traffic. The use of the emergency and basic braking systems in the future made it impossible to stop the aircraft within the boundaries of the strip. The aircraft beyond the CPB rolled out at 60 m. The front support of the chassis when moving over uneven ground fell into the pit and formed, which caused a sharp braking of the aircraft and displacement in the cargo compartment of the cargo. Aircraft and 5 passengers, released into the cargo bay, were crushed by cargo, which was displaced and died. The plane at the end of the roll-out collided with the mud house of the clay house and destroyed it. A local resident died under the rubble at home. 7 passengers were injured.

The aircraft received such damage:

- Twisted blades of the second engine;

- Broken nose gear;

- Deformed left wing of the plane.

07.10.1996 12 hours in the local time the plane was set on fire by unknown persons from the local community, and it burned down completely.

Lucapa airfield light-signal has a non-standard equipment for night flying does not have a minimum crew of flight right at the airport at night was not.

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 19: 6 13 crew members and passengers. Total killed 6 people: 6 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: landing or mileage

Data on the plane:

  • aircraft Brand: An-12B

  • ID of the aircraft: RA-11101

  • Country where registered aircraft: Russia

  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 1970

  • Serial number of the aircraft: 01347703

Flight data:

  • Tour type: Truck

  • Aviation Company: Hellier International

  • The country, which was registered aviation company: Angola

  • I am flying from Luanda

  • Flying in: Lucapa

  • Original item: Luanda

  • A final point: Lucapa

Additional information:

Information about the crew:

  • KBC NK Shkuro

  • copilot VA Sletin

  • navigator VS Karpov

  • mechanic EP Savenkov

  • radio operator KE Davidenkov

  • flight operators EV Wil Williams