Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Estado:Preliminar
Fecha:lunes 12 febrero 1979
Hora:17:06
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 748D Viscount
Operador:Air Rhodesia
Registración: VP-YND
Numéro de série: 101
Año de Construcción: 1956
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 54 / Ocupantes: 54
Total:Fatalidades: 59 / Ocupantes: 59
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Kariba (   Zimbabwe) show on map
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Kariba Airport (KAB/FVKB), Zimbabwe
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Salisbury Airport (HRE/FVHA), Zimbabwe
Número de Vuelo: 827
Descripción:
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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