Date & Time: Feb 12, 1979 at 1705 LT
Type of aircraft:
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Kariba - Salisbury
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Kariba Airport, while climbing, the airplane was struck by two SAM-7 missiles. Out of control, it plunged into the ground and crashed in a huge explosion few km from the airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all 59 occupants were killed.
Shut down by two SAM-7 missiles from the Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA) guerrilla.