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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Date:Sunday 22 December 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic CL44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair CL-44D4-1
Operator:Tradewinds Airways
Registration: G-AWSC
MSN: 26
First flight: 1961-08-31 (13 years 4 months)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Tyne 515
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lusaka Airport (LUN) (   Zambia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Lusaka Airport (LUN/FLLS), Zambia
The aircraft bounced twice on landing and touched down hard, causing the nosegear strut to fail. A fire started in the forward lower freight hold, but was quickly extinguished.


photo of Canadair-CL-44D4-1-G-AWSC
accident date: 22-12-1974
type: Canadair CL-44D4-1
registration: G-AWSC
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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