South African Airways Flight 228/129

South African Airways Flight 228/129Saturday April 20, 1968
The aircraft took off from J. G. Strijdom Airport, climbed to an altitude of 600 ft. and then descended, crashing, about one minute after taking off 3 miles from the runway. Procedural errors during takeoff . Takeoff conditions in total darkness with no external visual reference. Stabilizer trim improperly set, spatial disorientation and preoccupation with after takeoff duties.

Crash Details

DateSaturday April 20, 1968
LocationNear Windhoek, South-West Africa (Namibia)
Passengers116
Crew12
Fatalities123
Survivors5
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-707-344C
OperatorSouth African Airways
RegistrationZS-EUW
Flight OriginWindhoek
Flight Destination Luanda
Near Windhoek, South-West Africa (Namibia)
South African Airways
Boeing B-707-344C
1968