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Viscount Hunyani RH825 Shot down

Old 3rd Sep 2019, 06:34
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Viscount Hunyani RH825 Shot down

For those of us still around will remember this tragic event on 3 September 1978.
To John and friends: You will always be remembered
Chris.
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 14:45
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Remember it only too well.
To all on that flight you will not be forgotten.
Roger (ex Rhod Army Staff Corps)
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 14:59
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Remember it only too well.
To all on that flight you will not be forgotten.
Roger (ex Rhod Army Staff Corps)
I hope Nkomo is paying the price in hell for his gloating over the callous and cowardly action his punks committed on the survivors of the tragic event.
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Old 3rd Sep 2019, 20:48
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Knew one of the pax..BEA hostess from two flight who had lost her husband in a car crash. Ex ballet dancer.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 07:05
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Yes very sad event indeed.

The "world" wanted these thugs in power and they got what they wanted. Did any stinking pigs of politions anywhere, ever put their hand up and say we backed the wrong horse? Did they f***. Not one did or ever will.
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Old 4th Sep 2019, 07:40
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Rhodesia_Flight_825
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Old 7th Sep 2019, 07:36
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The thuggery of shooting survivors is what makes this incident stand out. And the lack of condemnation from the 'civilised world', that Deafening Silence, is another thing that makes it stand out.
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Old 9th Sep 2019, 06:40
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I would love to have been a "fly on the wall" with the arrival of Mugabe at flight level "heaven"..................
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Old 9th Sep 2019, 07:26
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I would love to have been a "fly on the wall" with the arrival of Mugabe at flight level "heaven"..................
Rather be holding the fly spray
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Old 11th Sep 2019, 12:38
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I would love to have been a "fly on the wall" with the arrival of Mugabe at flight level "heaven"..................
Do you seriously think thatís his destination. I suspect a reciprocal heading more likely!
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Old 12th Sep 2019, 10:01
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Fortunately, karma is a bitch and Natural Law will sort him out.
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Old 12th Sep 2019, 12:38
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viscounts

What would have been the altitude of the aircraft some 40 kms from Kariba?
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Old 13th Sep 2019, 22:31
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What would have been the altitude of the aircraft some 40 kms from Kariba?
IIRC the Sa-7 self destructs at around 15,000 feet so it would have been a lot less, I guess around 5,000 feet? They were hit about 5 minutes after takeoff.
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Old 14th Sep 2019, 07:23
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Remember that it was not Mubage's thugs who shot these Viscounts down, it was Nkomo's thugs.
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Old 16th Sep 2019, 06:48
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Remember that it was not Mubage's thugs who shot these Viscounts down, it was Nkomo's thugs
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Correct, Nkomo from the west and Mugabe from the east, the latter got the spoils of war, the world smiles, buried a hero........ cry my beloved country..... and the world for that matter.

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