Date & Time: Aug 29, 1936
Operator:
Registration:
ZS-ADV
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Johannesburg - Johannesburg
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The aircraft christened 'Skylark' was owned by Godfrey C. Dalton. Shortly after takeoff from Johannesburg-Rand Airport, while climbing, the pilot and owner suffered a heart attack. The student pilot took over the control of the aircraft and turned over the region for about 35 minutes before trying to attempt an emergency landing. The single engine aircraft eventually crash landed in Rosherville, near the airport. While the student pilot was unhurt, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Causes:
The pilot suffered a hart attack shortly after takeoff.