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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Fecha:viernes 11 mayo 1945
Hora:ca 06:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
Operador:South African Air Force - SAAF
Registración: 6807
Numéro de série: 9879
Año de Construcción: 1943
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:de la costa de Kisumu (   Kenia)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Kisumu Airport (KIS/HKKI), Kenia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Ndola Airport (NLA/FLND), Zambia
The C-47A transport plane was being ferried from Blackbushe, U.K. to Pretoria's Waterkloof Air Base in South Africa with intermediate stops at Istres, France; Rome, Italy; Athens, Greece; Cairo, Egypt; Wadi Haifa, Khartoum, and Juba, Sudan; Kisumu and Ndola.
The airplane crashed into Lake Victoria immediately after takeoff.

Two months later, on July 11, 1945 another SAAF C-47 crashed under similar circumstances. In December 1942 a SAAF Lockheed Lodestar had also crashed into Lake Victoria on takeoff from Kisumu.
The cause of the accidents is currently thought to be the katabatic wind condition which often affects Kisumu in the early morning.

» Peter Duby


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kisumu Airport to Ndola Airport as the crow flies is 1576 km (985 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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