Date: May 14, 1977
Time: 0933
Location: Near Lusaka, Zambia
Operator: IAS Cargo
Flight #: ?
Route: Nairobi, Kenya - Luskaka, Zambia
AC Type: Boeing 707-321C
Registration: G-BEBP
cn / ln: 18579/332
Aboard: 6   (passengers:1  crew:5)
Fatalities: 6   (passengers:1  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: The elevator assembly separated in mid-flight. The plane nose dived and crashed. The in-flight separation of the right hand horizontal stabilizer and elevator as a result of a combination of metal fatigue and inadequate failsafe design in the rear spar structure. Shortcomings in design assessment, certification and inspection procedures were contributory factors.

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