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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Date:mercredi 22 novembre 1961
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Compagnie:Rhodesian Air Services
Immatriculation: VP-YRX
Numéro de série: 19351
Année de Fabrication: 1943
Heures de vol:18716
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Salisbury Airport (HRE) (   Zimbabwe)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Aéroport de départ:Salisbury Airport (HRE/FVHA), Zimbabwe
Aéroport de destination:Livingstone Airport (LVI/FLLI), Zambie
The DC-3 took off from Salisbury, now Harare, to pick up United Nations troops at Livingstone. After takeoff the right wing dipped. After a slow recovery, it climbed away to 100-150 feet and then went into a turn to the left with the no. 1 prop windmilling. The turn steepened until the DC-3 rolled over and dived inverted to the ground some 600yds southeast of the threshold of runway 06.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the pilot to execute a successful single-engine forced landing after concluding that there had been a power loss in the port engine. Evidence indicated that a failure of the port engine did not, in fact, occur. The pre-takeoff rudder trimmer check was not carried out correctly as laid down in the checklist, and the aircraft took off with full left rudder trim applied. Once airborne this was misinterpreted as port engine failure, and the port propeller was feathered. No apparent action was taken by the pilot to correct the ensuing critical speed yaw."


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Salisbury Airport et Livingstone Airport est de 556 km (347 miles).

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