Narrative:The C-47 was returning to Rhodesia following an attack on ZANLA guerrillas, active in the Mozambique, Rhodesian border area (Operation Aztec). The airplane departed Mapai when the starboard engine was hit by an RPG7 rocket. The airplane crashed.
|Date:||Monday 30 May 1977|
|Operator:||Rhodesian Air Force|
|C/n / msn:|| 13965/25310|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||near Mapai ( Mozambique)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||Mapai, Mozambique|
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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.