Posted on: 29 November 2013 by Mark Howells
An Embraer 190AR operated by LAM – Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique crashed in Namibia on 29 November 2013.
Flight Safety Foundation’s Aviation Safety Network reports that the aircraft, serial number 581 which was delivered to the airline in November 2012, “operating flight TM470 from Maputo, Mozambique to Luanda, Angola, crashed in the Bwabwata National Park. The aeroplane was destroyed and all 27 passengers and six crew members were killed.
“The flight departed Maputo at 11:26 local time (09:26 UTC) and was scheduled to land at Luanda at 14:10 local time (13:10 UTC). Contact was lost at 11:30 UTC,” notes ASN. “The wreckage was found about 200 km east of Rundu, Namibia. The location of the accident suggests the aeroplane was travelling along airway UG853 from the MAUN VOR beacon towards the AGRAM fix at the border between Namibia and Angola.”
Embraer has extended its support to the investigating authorities as they seek to discover the causes of the accident. A team of Embraer technicians is on its way to the scene of the accident.