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Last updated: 20 April 2019
Date:Tuesday 20 September 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Crest Breeders
Registration: Z-WRJ
C/n / msn: 11989
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) from Harare Airport (HRE) (   Zimbabwe)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Harare Airport (HRE/FVHA), Zimbabwe
Destination airport:?
The no. 2 engine lost power on climbout. The aircraft lost height and crashed in scrub 3 miles past the runway.

Forced landing outside airport


photo of Douglas-C-47A-ZS-DJK
ZS-DJK was re-registered A2-ADB (Aerial Surveys Botswana) and later moved to Zambia as Z-WKJ.
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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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