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Last updated: 4 December 2020
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Fecha:sábado 15 mayo 1948
Hora:ca 07:20
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-49K (DC-3)
Operador:Mercury Aviation Services
Registración: ZS-BWY
Numéro de série: 6341
Año de Construcción: 1943
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Total:Fatalidades: 13 / Ocupantes: 13
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:32 km (20 milles) S of Vrede (   Sudáfrica)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Durban-Stamford Hill Airport, Sudáfrica
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Johannesburg-Palmietfontein Airport, Sudáfrica
Descripción:
The aircraft was on the Durban-Johannesburg leg of a flight to London when it crashed into Spitzkop mountain in the Witkoppens Mountains. The aircraft, named "City of Durban", was 8 miles off track in bad weather.

Fuentes:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 47)


Fotos

photo of Douglas-C-49K-ZS-BWY
accident date: 15-05-1948
type: Douglas C-49K (DC-3)
registration: ZS-BWY
 
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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Douglas DC-3

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