LAM Mozambique Airlines Flight 470

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LAM Mozambique Airlines Flight 470
LAM Mozambique Airlines Embraer 190 Volpati.jpg
A LAM Mozambique Airlines Embraer 190, similar to the one involved in the accident.
Date29 November 2013
SummaryMurder–suicide by pilot
SiteBwabwata National Park, Namibia
18°11′36″S 21°52′09″E / 18.19333°S 21.86917°E / -18.19333; 21.86917Coordinates: 18°11′36″S 21°52′09″E / 18.19333°S 21.86917°E / -18.19333; 21.86917
Aircraft typeEmbraer 190
Aircraft nameChaimite
OperatorLAM Mozambique Airlines
Flight originMaputo International Airport, Maputo, Mozambique
DestinationQuatro de Fevereiro Airport, Luanda, Angola
Fatalities33 (all)

LAM Mozambique Airlines Flight 470 was a scheduled international passenger flight by carrier LAM Mozambique Airlines from Maputo International Airport of Maputo, Mozambique. It crashed on 29 November 2013 into the Bwabwata National Park in northern Namibia en route to Quatro de Fevereiro Airport of Luanda, Angola.[1] The wreckage of the aircraft was found the next day. All 27 passengers and six crew members were killed. It was later found out that the aircraft was crashed on purpose by the pilot, Herminio dos Santos Fernandes, in an act of murder–suicide.[2]

All crew members and ten passengers were from Mozambique, nine from Angola, five from Portugal, one from France, one from Brazil, and one from China.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mozambique plane missing with 34 on board". BBC. 29 November 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  2. "Mozambique airline captain 'intentionally' crashed plane". The Telegraph. 22 December 2013. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  3. "About the flight TM 470 Maputo – Luanda". LAM Mozambique Airlines. 29 November 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2015.[permanent dead link]

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