Narrative:The no. 1 engine stopped when the DC-3 was turning onto final approach. The gear was raised. Shortly afterwards, the no. 2 engine also stopped. Fuel valve selectors were switched, but of no avail. The aircraft was turned towards the beach and was ditched successfully. One passenger (non-swimmer) drowned.
|Date:||Friday 28 December 1973|
Douglas C-49E (DC-3DST-144)
|C/n / msn:|| 1498|
|First flight:|| 1936|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 22|
|Total:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 25 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||off Durban-Louis Botha Airport (DUR) ( South Africa)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Destination airport:||Durban-Louis Botha Airport (DUR/FADN), South Africa|
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.