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Accident
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Estado:
Fecha:domingo 29 marzo 1953
Tipo:Vickers 616 Viking 1B
Operador:Central African Airways
Registración: VP-YEY
Numéro de série: 168
Año de Construcción: 1947
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Total:Fatalidades: 13 / Ocupantes: 13
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Mkwaya (   Tanzania)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Blantyre-Chileka Airport (BLZ/FWCL), Malawi
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Dar Es Salaam International Airport (DAR/HTDA), Tanzania
Descripción:
The Viking, named "Shangani", disintegrated in flight after encountering a sudden gust of wind. It appeared that the type of grease used when fitting press fit bolts to the booms had caused corrosion nodes, thus weakening the lower starboard boom at the outboard bolt hole. The gust of wind caused a fracture of this boom outboard of Station 141, followed by the complete disintegration of the aircraft.



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Distance from Blantyre-Chileka Airport to Dar Es Salaam International Airport as the crow flies is 1077 km (673 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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