Date & Time: Oct 6, 1970
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Johannesburg-Rand Airport, while in initial climb, the left engine failed. The pilot decided to return for an emergency landing and starter a left hand circuit. Shortly later, the airplane went out of control and crashed 2 km from the runway threshold. The captain Paddy Johnston and two passengers were killed while eight other occupants were injured, among them the copilot, captain Roy Matthews.
Engine failure for undetermined reason.