Date: September 17, 1961
Time: 2213
Location: Ndola, Zambia
Operator: Transair Sweden
Flight #: ?
Route: Leopoldville - Ndola
AC Type: Douglas DC-6B
Registration: SE-BDY
cn / ln: 43559
Aboard: 16   (passengers:11  crew:5)
Fatalities: 16   (passengers:11  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed into the jungle approximately 9 miles from the destination airport. UN Secretary General, Dag Hammarskjöld, 56, killed. The aircraft was allowed to descend too low, resulting in striking trees and crashing. Although the United Nations released a statement that no evidence of sabotage was found, rumors persist about this accident alleging that the victims were shot prior to the crash or that a bomb onboard exploded. A recent report in 2011 sites pilot fatigue as the cause of the accident.

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