Airplane Crash - Kosti, Sudan 08/29/1952

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Kosti, Sudan


Date08/29/1952
Time21:05
LocationKosti, Sudan
OperatorPhoenix Airlines
RouteJuba - Wadi Halfa
TypeDouglas DC-2-115B
RegistrationZS-DFW
Cn/In1322
Aboard4
Fatalities2
Ground0
SummaryExtremely bad weather forced the captain of the cargo plane to divert from his original destination. No proper preparation had been made for a possible landing at an alternate airfield prior to commencement of flight. The secondary cause was due to the Captain's attempt to execute a landing at Kosti aerodrome which was not equipped with night landing facilities. The Captain landed on the runway but was unable to align himself with the center line and in consequence ran off the runway and struck a steel windsock support and thereafter struck various obstructions such as trees which lay in the path.

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