Accident description
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 6 January 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Rhodesian Air Force
Registration: R7034
C/n / msn: 16662/33410
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Buffalo Range Airport (BFO) (   Zimbabwe)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Buffalo Range Airport (BFO/FVCZ), Zimbabwe
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47 collided with electricity wires after takeoff and crashed.

Sources:
» BAAA-ACRO
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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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