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Last updated: 21 January 2022
Datum:vrijdag 11 mei 1945
Tijd:ca 06:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:South African Air Force - SAAF
Registratie: 6807
Constructienummer: 9879
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:van Kisumu (   Kenia)
Fase: InitiŽle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kisumu Airport (KIS/HKKI), Kenia
Vliegveld van aankomst: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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Kisumu Airport en Ndola Airport bedraagt 1576 km (985 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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