Airplane Crash - Salisbury, Zimbabwe 12/26/1958

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Salisbury, Zimbabwe


Date12/26/1958
Time12:52
LocationSalisbury, Zimbabwe
OperatorUnion Aeromaritime de Transport
Flight #736
RouteJohannesberg - Salisbury - Brazzaville - Nice - Paris
TypeDouglas DC-6B
RegistrationF-BGTZ
Cn/In43827/337
Aboard70
Fatalities3
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft took off into heavy thunderstorms, was not able to maintain height and airspeed and crashed to the ground. 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.

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