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Last updated: 1 June 2020
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Date:Monday 27 April 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Operator:East African Airways Corp. - EAAC
Registration: VP-KJP
C/n / msn: 32825/16077
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 25
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Kilwa Masoko Airport (KIY) (   Tanzania)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Lindi-Kikwetu Airport (LDI/HTLI), Tanzania
Destination airport:Kilwa Masoko Airport (KIY/HTKI), Tanzania
Narrative:
During a cross-wind landing the aircraft swung off the centre-line of the runway. The port wheel sank in the soft ground whereupon the propeller struck the ground and broke off. The broken propeller penetrated the cockpit and killed the captain instantly.

Probable Cause:

Conclusions: "This accident appears to have been caused by the aircraft sinking into soft ground after swinging off the edge of the runway which, in turn, resulted in the port propeller breaking away from the engine. A contributory factor was the state of the ground immediately adjacent to the runway being not sufficiently firm to support the weight of an aircraft of this type."

Classification:
Runway excursion

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Distance from Lindi-Kikwetu Airport to Kilwa Masoko Airport as the crow flies is 105 km (66 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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