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Last updated: 22 September 2020
Date:Monday 15 October 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:South African Airways - SAA
Registration: ZS-AVJ
C/n / msn: 12016
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mount Ingeli (   South Africa)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ/FAPE), South Africa
Destination airport:Durban-Stamford Hill Airport, South Africa
Struck mountain.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain


photo of Douglas-C-47A-ZS-AVJ
accident date: 15-10-1951
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: ZS-AVJ
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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