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Accident description
Last updated: 20 November 2017
Date:Thursday 10 July 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Air Force of Zimbabwe
Registration: 7312
C/n / msn: 9492
First flight: 1943
Total airframe hrs:20036
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Chimoio Airport (VPY) (   Mozambique)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Chimoio Airport (VPY/FQCH), Mozambique
Destination airport:Harare Airport (HRE/FVHA), Zimbabwe

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Distance from Chimoio Airport to Harare Airport as the crow flies is 280 km (175 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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