Guicango E120 near Dundo on Oct 12th 2017, engine failure, fire, missing aircraft found

Last Update: October 13, 2017 / 20:57:52 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 12, 2017

Classification
Crash

Departure
Dundo, Angola

Destination
Luanda, Angola

Aircraft Registration
D2-FDO

ICAO Type Designator
E120

An Air Guicango Embraer EMB-120, registration D2-FDO performing a charter flight from Dundo to Luanda (Angola) with 4 passengers and 3 crew, was enroute about 15 minutes into the flight when the crew declared emergency reporting an engine (PW118) failure followed by fire. About 20 minutes after departure radio contact was lost, the aircraft did not land on any airport in reach of the aircraft. The aircraft was found the following day, there were no survivors.

Angola's Air Force initiated a search involving several helicopters. On Oct 13th 2017 one of the helicopters spotted the wreckage but did not find any survivors. Two helicopters have been dispatched to the wreckage site.

Portugal's government confirmed the aircraft crashed about 20 minutes after departure from Dundo killing a Portugese citizen on board of the aircraft.

Angola's Accident Investigation Board GPIAA reported the aircraft was found 320km/173nm from Dundo. The aircraft had departed Dundo at 16:58L (15:58Z). About 15 minutes after departure from Dundo the crew reported problems with the aircraft, an engine failure followed by fire. Around the position of the aircraft there was adverse weather.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Oct 12, 2017

Classification
Crash

Departure
Dundo, Angola

Destination
Luanda, Angola

Aircraft Registration
D2-FDO

ICAO Type Designator
E120

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