Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 30 June 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4-1009
Operator:South African Airways - SAA
Registration: ZS-BMH
C/n / msn: 43157
First flight: 1947
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 46
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 51
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:near Durban (   South Africa)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Johannesburg International Airport (JNB/FAJS), South Africa
Destination airport:Durban-Louis Botha Airport (DUR/FADN), South Africa
Narrative:
The C-54 made a safe emergency landing after colliding with a South African Air Force Harvard trainer, callsign 'Chaka 2'. The DC-4 landed safely with a damaged tail fin; the trainer crashed, but both occupants parachuted to safety.

Sources:
» Fields of Air/ by James Byrom
» Viktor Culjak


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Distance from Johannesburg International Airport to Durban-Louis Botha Airport as the crow flies is 500 km (313 miles).

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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