Airplane Crash - Douala, Cameroon 03/04/1962

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Douala, Cameroon


Date03/04/1962
Time18:20
LocationDouala, Cameroon
OperatorCaledonian Airways
Flight #153
RouteDouala - Lisboa
TypeDouglas DC-7C
RegistrationG-ARUD
Cn/In45160/754
Aboard111
Fatalities111
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft had a unusually long take-off run and appeared to gain altitude with difficulty. One and one-half miles from the runway the aircraft struck trees and crashed into a tidal swamp and burst into flames. A jammed right elevator spring tab caused the crew to lose of control of the aircraft.

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