- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: December 26, 1958
Time: 12:52
Location: Salisbury, Zimbabwe (Harare, Zimbabwe)
Operator: Union Aeromaritime de Transport
Flight #: 736
Route: Johannesberg - Salisbury - Brazzaville - Nice - Paris
AC Type: Douglas DC-6B
Registration: F-BGTZ
cn / ln: 43827/337
Aboard: 70   (passengers:63  crew:7)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:3  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft took off into heavy thunderstorms, was not able to maintain height and airspeed and crashed to the ground. The aircraft struck the ground shortly after takeoff as a result of an uncontrollable loss of airspeed and height due to a sudden squall accompanying the onset of a thunderstorm.
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