Accident Digest Boeing 737-200 TAAG Angola

Status: Preliminary
Date: 28 JUN 2007
Type: Boeing 737-2M2
Operator: TAAG
Registration: D2-TBP
C/n / msn: 23220/1084

First flight: 28 JAN 1985
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17A
Crew: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7
Passengers: Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 71
Total: Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 78
Airplane damage: Written off
Location: M’Banza Congo Airport (SSY), Angola

Phase: Landing
Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport: Luanda-4 de Fevereiro Airport (LAD/FNLU), Angola
Destination airport: M’Banza Congo Airport (SSY/FNBC), Angola

taag280607.jpgThe TAAG Boeing 737 departed Luanda on a domestic flight to M’Banza Congo Airport (SSY) and Negage Airport (GXG). Initial press reports indicated that the airplane crashed on landing. It either touched down short of the runway or went off the runway while attempting to land at M’Banza Congo.
The airport has a single asphalt runway (16/34) which is 1800 m long.

Sources:
Zaire: TAAG Airliner Crushes, Kills Six People (ANGOP)
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AIRCRAFT PROFILE BOEING 737
* Last fatal Boeing 737-200 accident : 29 OCT 2006 ADC Airlines 5N-BFK, near Abuja, Nigeria- 97 fatalities
* Last Boeing 737-200 write-off: 13 JAN 2007 Gading Sari Aviation Services, PK-RPX, Kuching, Malaysia - 0 fatalities
* Last fatal Boeing 737 (all series) accident : 05 MAY 2007 Kenya Airways B737-800 5Y-KYA, near Douala, Cameroon- 114 fatalities
* Total number of Boeing 737-200 hull-losses: 103 (92 accidents, 11 other occurrences (sabotage, hijacking etc.) ), of which 54 losses were fatal
* Total number of Boeing 737 (all series) hull-losses: 135 (124 accidents, 11 other occurrences (sabotage, hijacking etc.) ), of which 75 losses were fatal
* 42nd worst B737-200 accident
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OPERATOR PROFILE TAAG ANGOLA AIRLINES
Angolan national airline, originally formed in 1938 as DTA by the Portuguese Colonial Government. In 1974 the airline was renamed TAAG - Linhas Aéreas de Angola. On the day of the accident, just before the accident happened, it was announced that the EU would banning TAAG from flying within the EU over safety concerns, effective July 4
* Fleet: Boeing 737-200 (4), 737-700 (4), 747-300 (2) and 777-200 (2)
* DTA and later TAAG suffered 16 losses: 11 accidents (5 fatal) and 5 criminal occurrences (3 fatal), totalling 207 fatalities
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AIRPORT PROFILE M’BANZA CONGO AIRPORT
* ICAO/IATA designators: FNBC/ SSY
* Latitude: 06° 16′ 11.63″ S / 014° 14′ 49.29″ E
* Elevation: 1860 ft/ 567 m
* Runway: 16/34 (5905 x 98 feet , asphalt, no ILS)
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COUNTRY PROFILE ANGOLA
* Last fatal civil hull-loss accident: 17 MAR 2001 SAL Express Beech 1900, near Quilemba - 16 fatalities
* 32nd worst aircraft accident in Angola
* The country is not yet rated in FAA’s International Aviation Safety Assessment Program (IASA)
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Accident Digest created by Aviation Safety Network
News Source: http://www.angolapress-angop.ao/noticia-e.asp?ID=541591

2 Responses to “Accident Digest Boeing 737-200 TAAG Angola”


  1. 1 Remigio Rosario Jun 29th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Dear Srs

    I need to know about the accident history of Boeing 737-200 occured in 11,1983 in Lubango-Angola. Where the crash killed all five crew members and all passengers.

    Best Regards

  1. 1 The Cranky Flier » The Brighter Side of a Horrible Airplane Accident Pingback on Nov 26th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

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