Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 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 (DC-3)
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:near Graskop (   South Africa)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Johannesburg International Airport (JNB/FAJS), South Africa
Destination airport:Skukuza Airport (SZK/FASZ), South Africa
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, 67 km from Hoedspruit.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Fortune Favours the Bold / Capt. Donald L. Van Dyke, FRAeS, p.233


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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 Skukuza Airport as the crow flies is 359 km (224 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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