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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Tuesday 15 January 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic ARVA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IAI Arava 201
Operator:Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force Air Wing
Registration: 3D-DAB
C/n / msn: 060
First flight: 1979
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Zomba Air Base (   Malawi)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Demonstration
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed on a demo flight. Flight International reports the crash location to be Songe Air Base in Malawi. There is however no known air base or city with that name. The accident probably happened at Zomba Air Base.

Sources:
» Flight International 03.01.1981 (27)


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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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