Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Datum:Samstag 15 Mai 1948
Zeit:ca 07:20
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49K (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Mercury Aviation Services
Kennzeichen: ZS-BWY
Werknummer: 6341
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 13 / Insassen: 13
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:32 km (20 Meilen) S of Vrede (   Südafrika)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Durban-Stamford Hill Airport, Südafrika
Flug nach:Johannesburg-Palmietfontein Airport, Südafrika
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft was on the Durban-Johannesburg leg of a flight to London when it crashed into Spitzkop mountain in the Witkoppens Mountains. The aircraft, named "City of Durban", was 8 miles off track in bad weather.

Informationsquelle:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 47)


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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