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Datum:zondag 3 september 1978
Tijd:ca 17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 782D Viscount
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Air Rhodesia
Registratie: VP-WAS
Constructienummer: 297
Bouwjaar: 1958-03-04 (20 years 6 months)
Motoren: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 510
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 34 / inzittenden: 52
Totaal:slachtoffers: 38 / inzittenden: 56
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Whamira Hills (   Zimbabwe)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kariba Airport (KAB/FVKB), Zimbabwe
Vliegveld van aankomst:Salisbury Airport (HRE/FVHA), Zimbabwe
An Air Rhodesia Viscount, named "Hunyani", took off from Kariba Airport at 17:10. Shortly after departing Kariba, the starboard wing was hit by a 9K32 Strela-2 shoulder-fired, surface-to-air missile (also known as SA-7). An emergency descent was carried out and the crew tried to make an emergency landing in a large clearing in the bush. The aircraft crash-landed, striking an irrigation ditch, cart-wheeled, broke up and caught fire. Fighters from the Zimbabwe Peoples Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA), also responsible for shooting down the airliner, later killed 10 of the 18 survivors. The rest of the survivors were rescued the next day.


photo of Vickers-782D-Viscount-VP-WAS
accident date: 03-09-1978
type: Vickers 782D Viscount
registration: VP-WAS

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 Kariba Airport en Salisbury Airport bedraagt 281 km (176 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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Vickers Viscount

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