Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 26 November 2014
Status:Zwischenbericht
Datum:Montag 12 Februar 1979
Zeit:17:06
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 748D Viscount
Fluggesellschaft:Air Rhodesia
Kennzeichen: VP-YND
Werknummer: 101
Baujahr: 1956
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 54 / Insassen: 54
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 59 / Insassen: 59
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Kariba (   Zimbabwe) show on map
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Kariba Airport (KAB/FVKB), Zimbabwe
Flug nach:Salisbury Airport (HRE/FVHA), Zimbabwe
Flugnummer: 827
Unfallbericht:
Shortly after departing Kariba, Air Rhodesia Viscount "Umniati" was hit in the jet pipe of the inner port engine by a SAM-7 missile, burst into flames and crashed out of control into a ravine in the Vuti African Purchase Area. Responsible for the shoot down were soldiers from Joshua Nkomo's Zimbabwe Peoples Revolution Army (ZIPRA). They were also responsible for shooting down an Air Rhodesia Viscount September 3, 1978.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kariba Airport to Salisbury Airport as the crow flies is 281 km (176 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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