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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89759
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:17-APR-1950
Time:18:36
Type:Silhouette image of generic FA24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild F-24R-46A Argus III
Owner/operator:Jack Lewis
Registration: ZS-BET
MSN: 1135
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sneeuberg, Du Toitskloof Mountains, Western Cape -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:FAGG (George)
Destination airport:Youngsfield ?
Narrative:
The Fairchild departed George at 16:30 for a flight to Cape Town. On board were Jack Lewis (pilot, owner and MD Lewis Furniture Stores), Sidney Kristall (buyer for Lewis Stores) and Harry Harrison (accountant for Lewis Stores). A witness subsequently said they had seen the aircraft over the Worcester / Rawsonville area around 18.00 and it appeared the pilot was looking for a way through the clouds over the mountain. The aircraft crashed into Sneeuberg in the Du Toitskloof Mountain Range at 18:36.

Sources:

1. Avcom - Du Toits Kloof wreck appears! - as described by Hotspur
Civil Aircraft Registers of Africa
Air Britain


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Jan-2011 05:44 Topaz Added
05-Jan-2019 17:29 Cobar Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]

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