Accident Sud Aviation SE 3160 Alouette III 56, Saturday 8 January 1966
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Date:Saturday 8 January 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic ALO3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sud Aviation SE 3160 Alouette III
Owner/operator:South African Air Force (SAAF)
Registration: 56
MSN: 1054
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:28 km from Lourenco Marquez -   Mozambique
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Cable caught in rotor and crashed on banks of river Umbeluzzi while descending to drop people on a boat. One official and one civil. Participated in rescue of flood victims. Two SAAF crew.


La Nación (Santiago) 9 January 1966, p25


  • 74th worst accident in 1966
  • 4th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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17-Jul-2023 17:03 TB Added
17-Jul-2023 17:06 TB Updated

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