Date & Time: Nov 6, 1987 at 0830 LT
Type of aircraft:
Short SC.7 Skyvan Variant
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Blantyre - Lilongwe
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While in cruising altitude on a flight from Blantyre to Lilongwe, the twin engine aircraft was shot down by a surface-to-air missile. Out of control, it crashed in Ulongwé, killing all 10 occupants.
It is believed the aircraft was mistakenly shot down while flying over an area of heavy fightings.