Date & Time: May 26, 1971 at 1500 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cape Town - Cape Town
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was engaged in a local demonstration flight at Cape Town Airport, taking part to an airshow. With two other similar aircraft in a V formation, the Mercurius completed a low pass over Cape Town Airport then proceeded to the west. Shortly later, all three aircraft struck simultaneously the slope of the Devil's Peak shrouded in clouds and located about 15 km west of Cape Town Airport. All three aircraft were totally destroyed and all 11 crew members were killed.
Controlled flight into terrain.