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VP-WAS, Air Rhodesia, Passengers deplaning, Vickers/BAC Viscount-768D, 1950s
- CN: 297
VP-WAS Air Rhodesia 01/01/1968
On 03/09/1978 this aircraft was hit by Russian SAM-7 missile after take off from Kariba Rhodesia. Captain declared an emergency and upon landing the aircraft caught fire. The ZIPRA rebels who shot this propliner killed 10 survivors, and the other 8 were rescued next day.
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