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Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:Friday 22 September 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic B18T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Volpar Turboliner II
Operator:United Air
Registration: ZS-PRA
MSN: 4645
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 12 km N of Johannesburg Airport (JNB) (   South Africa)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed in the Tembisa neigbourhood near Johannesburg Airport (JNB).

The aircraft, a Volpar Turboliner II cargo plane, was a stretched turbine conversion of a Beechcraft SNB-5 Navigator (Redesignated TC-45J in 1962) that was operated by the US Navy.

Sources:
» Flight International 28 September 1972


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