Wenela Air Services

Wenela Air Services Thursday April 4, 1974
The aircraft crashed into trees and burst into flames after the engines overheated resulting in loss of power. The plane was carrying gold miners. Fuel contamination. Jet A fuel contaminated the aviation gasoline.

Crash Details

DateThursday April 4, 1974
LocationFrancistown, Botswana
Passengers80
Crew4
Fatalities78
Survivors6
Aircraft TypeDouglas DC-4
OperatorWenela Air Services
RegistrationA2-ZER
Flight OriginFrancistown
Flight Destination Malawi
Francistown, Botswana
Wenela Air Services
Douglas DC-4
1974