Unlawful Interference Douglas C-47B-1-DK (DC-3) F-BJHC, Saturday 1 August 1981
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Date:Saturday 1 August 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B-1-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Hémet Exploration
Registration: F-BJHC
MSN: 25756/14311
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:off Beira -   Mozambique
Phase: En route
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Destination airport:
The DC-3 operated on a magnetometer survey, reportedly on charter to Shell Oil, near Beira and deviated from the original route after ATC instructions. The aircraft was then mistaken for a hostile transport and shot down by a ground-to-air missile.



  • 59th worst accident in 1981
  • 848th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 826th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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