Plane crash AN-12B near lookup. 1996
Plane crash AN-12B near lookup. 1996

Plane crash AN-12B airlines Mikma (leased by the Angolan airlines) in the area of ​​Lucapa

  • Date of the crash: 27.02.1996, the

  • Country air crash: Angola

  • Place the crash: near Lucapa

  • Type of aircraft: An-12B

  • Join the aircraft: ERACE

  • Name of aviation companies: Aero Tropical

Chronology of events:

Plane owned Moldovan Airlines' Mikma "together with the citizens of Moldova, the crew working in the Angolan airline« Aero Tropical »contract. When approaching a landing gear for landing in bad weather during the day at an altitude of 1800 m the crew asked for permission to land. The plane, according to witnesses, began to fall, the smoke was visible under the fuselage, cargo dropped through the hole behind the aircraft. The crew did not contact. The aircraft crashed at approximately 16 km from the strip.

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 9: 6 3 crew members and passengers. Total killed 9 people: crew 6, 3 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: the approach

  • Identified causes of the crash: the causes are unknown

Data on the plane:

  • aircraft Brand: An-12B

  • ID aircraft: ER-ACE

  • Country where registered aircraft: Moldova

  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 28.05.1965

  • Serial number of the aircraft: 402812

Flight data:

  • Tour type: Truck

  • Aviation Company: Aero Tropical

  • The country, which was registered aviation company: Angola

  • I am flying from Luanda

  • Flying in: Lucapa

  • Original item: Luanda

  • A final point: Lucapa

The details:

The findings, which investigated plane crash

Unknown cause of the accident. According to the conclusions of the commission, including the probable causes, the cause of the disaster - the collision of the aircraft with the "mysterious" object in the air that penetrated the fuselage and caused the in-flight fire on board.

Additional information:

Information about the crew:

  • KBC Fedor Viktorovich Semenyuta, 39 years

  • the co-pilot Valery Radchenko, 41 year

  • navigator Vladimir Vladimirovich Kavetsky, 35 years

  • navigator instructor Victor P. Barla, 65 years

  • mechanic Igor Pavlovich Gumennyy, 42 years

  • radio operator Victor Yeremeyevich Gorbenkov, 37 years

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