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Last updated: 8 May 2021
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Date:Thursday 29 August 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3)
Operator:East African Airways Corp. - EAAC
Registration: VP-KJT
MSN: 33278/16530
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Francistown Airport (FRW) (   Botswana)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Francistown Airport (FRW/FBFT), Botswana
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Destroyed by fire. The airplane was due to fly 28 South African refugees to Tanganyika (now Tanzania). The police treated the fire as sabotage.

Classification:
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
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