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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 149446
Last updated: 16 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23-160 Apache
Owner/operator:Tanzanian Government
Registration: 5H-TBU
C/n / msn: 23-1727
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dar-es-Salaam -   Tanzania
Phase: En route
Departure airport:HTDA
Destination airport:HTDA
This Tanzanian Government owned Twin Engined Piper Apache Aircraft was on a Training Flight out of Dar es Salaam Airport (HTDA) in the morning of Nov 24, 1969 when it crashed just close to the edge of Selander Bridge causeway, close to the City outskirts. All 3 Pilots (a Canadian Instructor) & 2 TPDF Pilots in Training were killed. It was assumed they were doing single-engine flying training at the time & lost directional control on Single Engine. Also assumed was the Canadian Instructor was in the back seat, while the trainees were flying the Aircraft.


I worked for a Civilian FBO at the Airport at the time & it was reported this Aircraft had departed for Training from the Goverment Hangar (security area under Tanzanian M.P. Guard) & word spread like fire at the airport when this crash happened. This News was in the Daily Newspaper the following Day.
Perhaps TCCA (Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority in Dar es salaam will have a report on file.
Air Britain
British Pathe

Revision history:

06-Oct-2012 05:59 mindo Added
27-Oct-2015 19:15 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Embed code]
20-Dec-2018 16:18 Cobar Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]

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