- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: September 13, 1997
Time: 17:10
Location: Off Namibia, Africa
Operator: Military - Luftwaffe / Military - USAF
Flight #: 74
Route: ?
AC Type: Tupolev TU-154M / C-141 Starlifter
Registration: 1102/65-9405
cn / ln: 89A-813
Aboard: 33   (passengers:23  crew:10)
Fatalities: 33   (passengers:23  crew:10)
Ground: 0
Summary: Midair collision at 39,000 ft. The Tupolev 154 aircraft was flying at the wrong cruise altitude which caused the midair collision. Twenty-four killed aboard the Tupolev and 9 aboard the C-141. Contributing factors included weak flight-following procedures of the Luanda ATC and poor regional ground communications.
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