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
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.
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