Union Aeromaritime de Transport Flight 736

Union Aeromaritime de Transport Flight 736Friday December 26, 1958
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.

Crash Details

DateFriday December 26, 1958
LocationSalisbury, Zimbabwe (Harare, Zimbabwe)
Passengers63
Crew7
Fatalities3
Survivors67
Aircraft TypeDouglas DC-6B
OperatorUnion Aeromaritime de Transport
RegistrationF-BGTZ
Flight OriginJohannesberg
Flight Destination Salisbury
Salisbury, Zimbabwe (Harare, Zimbabwe)
Union Aeromaritime de Transport
Douglas DC-6B
1958