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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 20 September 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 Dakota IV
Operator:South African Air Force - SAAF
Registration: 6843
C/n / msn: 25609/14164
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bloemfontein (   South Africa)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Forced landing in a field along the N1 freeway following an engine fire.

Classification:

Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» saairforce.co.za
» Flight International 14 May 1988


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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