GTD ID:
197809040003

When:
1978-09-04

Country:
Rhodesia

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mashonland

City:
Kariba

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity
Specific Description Air Rhodesia Viscount Acft.
Nationality of Target Rhodesia
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 18
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $900,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Surface to air missile
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Zimbabwe African People's Union Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 9
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 48 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 48
Number of U.S. Fatalities Unknown
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources