Accident description
Last updated: 28 July 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 28 January 1996
Type:Douglas DC-8-55F
Operator:Affretair
Registration: Z-WSB
C/n / msn: 45805/244
First flight: 1965
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B (Q)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Harare Airport (HRE) (   Zimbabwe) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Johannesburg International Airport (JNB/FAJS), South Africa
Destination airport:Harare Airport (HRE/FVHA), Zimbabwe
Narrative:
Overran runway 05 in heavy rain after an ILS approach without the spoilers being armed. Reverse thrust was not available on engines no. 2 and 4.
The nose landing gear collapsed.


Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Flight International 7-13.02.96(8)
» Scramble 204(48)


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Distance from Johannesburg International Airport to Harare Airport as the crow flies is 955 km (597 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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