Airplane Crash - Francistown, Botswana 04/04/1974

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Francistown, Botswana


Date04/04/1974
Time02:35
LocationFrancistown, Botswana
OperatorWenela Air Services
RouteFrancistown - Malawi
TypeDouglas DC-4
RegistrationA2-ZER
Cn/In27242
Aboard84
Fatalities78
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed into trees and burst into flames after the engines overheated resulting in loss of power. The plane was carrying gold miners. Fuel contamination. Jet A fuel contaminated the aviation gasoline.

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