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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 6 October 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-35-DK (DC-3)
Operator:National Airways
Registration: ZS-DKR
MSN: 33408/16660
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Germiston (   South Africa)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Johannesburg/Germiston-Rand Airport (QRA/FAGM), South Africa
Destination airport:?
Shortly after takeoff, the no. 1 engine failed. After feathering the prop, the crew tried to return to the airport. The DC-3 crashed 2 km from the airport.


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