Accident
Last updated: 29 July 2014
Estado:
Fecha:martes 12 octubre 1982
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Operador:Comair
Registración: ZS-EJK
Numéro de série: 19484
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 27
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 30
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Graskop (   Sudáfrica)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Johannesburg International Airport (JNB/FAJS), Sudáfrica
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Skukuza Airport (SZK/FASZ), Sudáfrica
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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 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.
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