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Last updated: 22 October 2017
Date:Thursday 1 May 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-30-DK (DC-3)
Operator:South African Air Force - SAAF
Registration: 6855
C/n / msn: 32961/16213
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:over Angola (   Angola)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Ondangwa Airport (OND/FYOA), Namibia
A Douglas C-47 transport plane operated by the South African Air Force was struck by a SAM-7 missile while en route at 8000 feet.
The fabric covered rudder and elevators were torn away. The flight crew had to use power and flaps to control the pitch and the passengers were rearranged to regulate the centre of gravity.
A safe landing was carried out.

Shot down from the ground
Forced landing on runway



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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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