Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 1 March 2015
Status:
Date:Thursday 3 September 1970
Time:10:12 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-10-DK Dakota 3 (DC-3)
Operator:Hunting Surveys
Registration: G-AVPW
C/n / msn: 12476
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:near Huambo (   Angola)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Survey/research
Departure airport:Nova Lisboa Airport (NOV/FNHU), Angola
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
During a lo altitude (about 150 m) survey flight out of Nova Lisboa (now Huambo) the DC-3 was being fired at. Hydraulic lines were damaged and fuel leaking rapidly from the starboard fuel tanks. A safe emergency landing was carried out at Nova Lisboa Airport's runway 11.
One of the pilots was injured in the occurrence.


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photo of Douglas C-47A-10-DK Dakota 3 (DC-3) G-AVPW
G-AVPW after landing at Huambo
photo of Douglas C-47A-10-DK Dakota 3 (DC-3) G-AVPW
G-AVPW after landing at Huambo
photo of Douglas C-47A-10-DK Dakota 3 (DC-3) G-AVPW
Bullet damage to propeller blade
photo of Douglas C-47A-10-DK Dakota 3 (DC-3) G-AVPW
G-AVPW after landing at Huambo
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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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