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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 6 March 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Suidair
Registration: ZS-BJZ
C/n / msn: 9131
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Lapula River (   Zimbabwe)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Forced landed on the banks of the Lapula River. The DC-3 ended up in 2 feet of water.



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