Accident Antonov An-26 T-237, Wednesday 27 April 1988
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Date:Wednesday 27 April 1988
Time:09:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-26
Owner/operator:Fuerza Aérea Revolucionaria
Registration: T-237
MSN: 7704
Year of manufacture:1979
Fatalities:Fatalities: 29 / Occupants: 29
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Techamutete -   Angola
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Techamutete
Narrative:
A Cuban Air Force An-26 transport plane was approaching the Angolan city of Techamutete when it was shot down using a 9K32 Strela-2 shoulder-fired, surface-to-air missile (also known as SA-7) and friendly AAA fire. Cuban anti-aircraft batteries stationed in Angola were on alert because of the reported presence of enemy planes in the region.

Sources:

La Nación 29 April 1988, p20A
Flight International 14 May 1988 (16)
Soviet Transports
Thomas Brügge
St. Petersburg Times, Apr 29, 1988

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