- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: August 29, 1952
Time: 21:05
Location: Kosti, Sudan
Operator: Phoenix Airlines
Flight #: ?
Route: Juba - Wadi Halfa
AC Type: Douglas DC-2-115B
Registration: ZS-DFW
cn / ln: 1322
Aboard: 4   (passengers:0  crew:4)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: Extremely bad weather forced the captain of the cargo plane to divert from his original destination. No proper preparation had been made for a possible landing at an alternate airfield prior to commencement of flight. The secondary cause was due to the Captain's attempt to execute a landing at Kosti aerodrome which was not equipped with night landing facilities. The Captain landed on the runway but was unable to align himself with the center line and in consequence ran off the runway and struck a steel windsock support and thereafter struck various obstructions such as trees which lay in the path.
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