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Accident description
Last updated: 6 October 2016
Date:Wednesday 23 February 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 14-H2 Super Electra
Operator:DETA Moçambique Airlines
Registration: CR-AAV
C/n / msn: 1507
First flight: 1940
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Quelimane Airport (UEL) (   Mozambique)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Quelimane Airport (UEL/FQQL), Mozambique
Destination airport:Lourenço Marques Airport (MPM/FQMA), Mozambique
The Super Electra named "Limpopo" crashed on takeoff. All on board were killed. Pilot was Francisco Pinto Teixeira.

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Distance from Quelimane Airport to Lourenço Marques Airport as the crow flies is 996 km (623 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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