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Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Friday 6 November 1987
Time:08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-100
Operator:Air Malawi
Registration: 7Q-YMB
C/n / msn: SH.1971
First flight: 1980
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Ulongwe (   Mozambique)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Blantyre-Chileka Airport (BLZ/FWCL), Malawi
Destination airport:Lilongwe International Airport (LLW/FWKI), Malawi
Narrative:
The Skyvan was shot down while overflying an area of heavy fighting in Mozambique territory.

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep 2/88
» NRC Handelsblad 10-11-1987


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Distance from Blantyre-Chileka Airport to Lilongwe International Airport as the crow flies is 245 km (153 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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