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Accident description
Last updated: 22 November 2017
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Date:Monday 31 August 1992
Time:22:32
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aero Modifications AMI DC-3-65TP
Operator:Professional Aviation Services
Registration: ZS-DHX
C/n / msn: 15908/32656
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65AR
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Jamba Airport (JMB) (   Angola)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jamba Airport (JMB), Angola
Destination airport:Pretoria-Wonderboom Airport (PRY/FAWB), South Africa
Narrative:
The aircraft drifted off the runway after lift-off and struck trees. Control was lost and the aircraft crashed and caught fire.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Fligh Safety Digest / Flight Safety Foundation, March 1995(21)
» Flight International 9-15.9.92 (7)
» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/94 (#15)
» Scramble 160


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Distance from Jamba Airport to Pretoria-Wonderboom Airport as the crow flies is 1754 km (1096 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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