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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69871
Last updated: 7 January 2020
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Date:03-NOV-2009
Time:19:36
Type:Silhouette image of generic MA60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Xian MA-60
Owner/operator:Air Zimbabwe
Registration: Z-WPJ
C/n / msn: 0301
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 34
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Harare Airport (HRE) -   Zimbabwe
Phase: Take off
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Harare Airport (HRE)
Destination airport:Bulawayo Airport (BUQ)
Narrative:
An Air Zimbabwe MA60 aircraft impacted with warthogs during the take-off roll. Flight UM239 was about to lift off the ground when it hit the five warthogs. The plane's nose and left main landing gears collapsed after the impact. The aircraft veered off to the left side of the runway and stopped off the runway with damage on the engine propeller and on the wing tip.

Air Zimbabwe is suing the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe for over US$8,5 million in damages after one of its planes collided with wild pigs on the runway on 3 November 2009.

Sources:

https://www.herald.co.zw/inside.aspx?sectid=12050&cat=1
http://www.zimtelegraph.com/?p=4942
Scramble 369
http://nehandaradio.com/2012/11/01/wild-pigs-cost-air-zimbabwe-us85-million/


Images:

Photo of Z-WPJ courtesy AirHistory.net


Johannesburg - OR Tambo International (FAOR / JNB)
4 February 2009; (c) Streep

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Nov-2009 00:40 harro Added
18-Dec-2009 03:40 harro Updated
10-Feb-2010 00:33 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
04-Nov-2012 11:11 gerard57 Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]

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