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Last updated: 5 December 2021
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Datum:vrijdag 26 december 1958
Tijd:12:52
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Union Aéromaritime de Transport
Registratie: F-BGTZ
Constructienummer: 43827/337
Bouwjaar: 1953
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 63
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 70
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Salisbury Airport (HRE) (   Zimbabwe)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Salisbury Airport (HRE/FVHA), Zimbabwe
Vliegveld van aankomst:Brazzaville-Maya Maya Airport (BZV/FCBB), Kongo
Vluchtnummer: 736
Beschrijving:
The UAT DC-6 was operating on a flight from Johannesburg to Paris via Salisbury (now Harare), Brazzaville and Nice. The aircraft took off from Salisbury runway 24 at 12:52 and climbed to a height of 50 feet. The plane then began to lose height and airspeed, despite full power and flaps at 20 degrees. The DC-6 struck the ground and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft struck the ground shortly after takeoff as a result of an uncontrollable loss of airspeed and height due to a sudden squall accompanying the onset of a thunderstorm."

Bronnen:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (240-245)


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Salisbury Airport en Brazzaville-Maya Maya Airport bedraagt 2290 km (1431 miles).

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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