Accident description
Last updated: 29 July 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 19 October 1958
Time:08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-30-DK (DC-3)
Operator:L'Armée de L'Air
Registration: 476560/FRAST
C/n / msn: 16144/32892
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:21 km (13.1 mls) E of Blantyre-Chileka Airport (BLZ) (   Malawi) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Blantyre-Chileka Airport (BLZ/FWCL), Malawi
Destination airport:Antananarivo-Arivonimamo Airport (TNR/FMMA), Madagascar
Narrative:
Flew into the side of Chiradzulu Mountain.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» St. Joseph Gazette - Oct 20, 1958
» Le livre d'or de l'aviation malgache/J.P.Pénette & C.Pénette Lohau


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Distance from Blantyre-Chileka Airport to Antananarivo-Arivonimamo Airport as the crow flies is 1342 km (838 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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