Air Rhodesia Flight 825

Air Rhodesia Flight 825Sunday September 3, 1978
The aircraft took off from from Kariba Airport at 17.10. Shortly after departing Kariba, the starboard wing was hit by a SAM-7 missile. The crew tried to make an emergency landing in a large clearing in the bush. The aircraft crash landed, striking an irrigation ditch, cart-wheeled, broke up and caught fire. Soldiers from the Joshua Nkomo's Zimbabwe Peoples Revolution Army, who were responsible for shooting down the airliner, later killed 10 of the 18 survivors. The remaining survivors were rescued the next day.

Crash Details

DateSunday September 3, 1978
LocationNear Kariba, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
Passengers52
Crew4
Fatalities38
Survivors18
Aircraft TypeVickers Viscount 782D
OperatorAir Rhodesia
RegistrationVP-WAS
Flight OriginKariba
Flight Destination Salisbury
Near Kariba, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
Air Rhodesia
Vickers Viscount 782D
1978