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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Datum:Samstag 30 Juni 1962
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4-1009
Fluggesellschaft:South African Airways - SAA
Kennzeichen: ZS-BMH
Werknummer: 43157
Baujahr: 1947
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 46
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 51
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:nahe Durban (   Südafrika)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Johannesburg International Airport (JNB/FAJS), Südafrika
Flug nach:Durban-Louis Botha Airport (DUR/FADN), Südafrika
A Douglas DC-4 passenger plane operated by South African Airways sustained damage to the tail fin following a collision with a North American Harvard IIA (7464, c/n 88-14163) operated by the South African Air Force.
The Harvard trainer, call sign 'Chaka 2' crashed and both pilots bailed out safely. The DC-4 continued for a safe landing at Durban.

» Fields of Air/ by James Byrom
» Viktor Culjak
» The Harvard Association of South Africa


photo of Douglas-DC-4-1009-ZS-BMH
accident date: 30-06-1962
type: Douglas DC-4-1009
registration: ZS-BMH

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 Durban-Louis Botha Airport as the crow flies is 500 km (313 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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