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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220015
Last updated: 14 May 2019
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Date:15-SEP-1972
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-9-32
Owner/operator:East African Airways
Registration: 5X-UVY
C/n / msn: 47478
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Kilimanjaro -   Tanzania
Phase: Landing
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Dar es Salaam
Destination airport:Kilimanjaro
Narrative:
Aircraft was stolen,while standing overnight in Dar Es Salaam,to transport 190 soldiers loyal to Milton Obote from Kilimanjaro to Entebbe,to secure the airport there in a plot to overthrow President Idi Amin.
Aircraft flown to Kilimanjaro with the gear down,landed at Kilimanjaro with a speed of around 150 kts
no anti-skid and exessive braking,the brakes blocked and the aircraft started to skid blowing all the tyres and damaging the undercarriage,ending up in the middle of the airport.
The Pilot of the aircraft was recently fired by EAC for incompetence

Sources:

East African An Airline Story
Peter J Davis


Revision history:

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24-Dec-2018 09:05 Cobar Added

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