Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 16 June 1937
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3msa1
Operator:South African Airways - SAA
Registration: ZS-AKY
C/n / msn: 5351
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Johannesburg-Rand Airport (QRA) (   South Africa)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Johannesburg-Randgermiston Airport (QRA/FAGM), South Africa
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The SAA Ju-52 named "Earl of Caledon" crashed and burned after taking off from Rand Airport following loss of power in two engines. One female passenger later died from injuries.

Sources:
» World Directory of Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
» saamuseum.co.za
» Golden Years of Aviation


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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