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Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2015
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
A Douglas DC-4 passenger plane operated by South African Airways sustained damage to the tail fin following a collision with a North American Harvard IIA (7464, c/n 88-14163) operated by the South African Air Force.
The Harvard trainer, call sign 'Chaka 2' crashed and both pilots bailed out safely. The DC-4 continued for a safe landing at Durban.

» Fields of Air/ by James Byrom
» Viktor Culjak
» The Harvard Association of South Africa


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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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