Airplane Crash - Mtara, Tanganyika 03/29/1953

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Mtara, Tanganyika


Date03/29/1953
LocationMtara, Tanganyika
OperatorCentral African Airways
RouteNairobi - Dar-es-Salaam
TypeVickers 616 Viking 1B
RegistrationVP-YEY
Cn/In168
Aboard13
Fatalities13
Ground0
SummaryCrashed after a wing failed due to metal fatigue cracks after the aircraft encountered strong winds. A wrong type of grease used when fitting press fit bolts to the booms caused corrosion, thus weakening the lower starboard boom at the outboard bolt hole.

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