Date & Time: Jun 16, 1937
Type of aircraft:
Junkers JU.52
Operator:
Registration:
ZS-AKY
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Johannesburg – Port Elizabeth
MSN:
5351
YOM:
1937
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
1
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff, engine number one and three failed. Pilots attempted to make an emergency landing but after touch down, aircraft veered off runway and came to rest in flames. All occupants were evacuated while the aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire. A female passenger died few days later from her injuries.
Probable cause:
Double engine failure.