Accident description
Last updated: 17 April 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 12 October 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL
Operator:Comair
Registration: ZS-EJK
C/n / msn: 19484
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Graskop (   South Africa)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The DC-3 was on an IFR flight when the NDB signal appeared to be unreliable. The crew decided to divert to Hoedspruit. When the ADF indicated overhead Hoedspruit, the aircraft descended in IMC and collided with a mountain, 36nm from Hoedspruit.

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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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