Date & Time: Oct 9, 1982
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Johannesburg – Skukuza
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
En route on a charter flight from Johannesburg to Skukuza under IFR mode, the crew was unable to receive the NDB signal. Due to poor visibility, the crew decided to divert to Hoedspruit Airport and started the descent when the airplane stuck a hill and crashed. All 30 occupants were injured and the aircraft was destroyed.
It is believed that there was a malfunction of the ADF as the crew thought he was approaching Hoedspruit Airport while the aircraft was 67 km southwest of this city.