Date & Time: Mar 28, 1941
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed 18 LodeStar
Operator:
Registration:
ZS-AST
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Luanda – Windhoek – Cape Town
MSN:
2034
YOM:
1940
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
4
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
6
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
While flying in poor weather conditions and low visibility, the crew did not realize his altitude was insufficient. The twin engine aircraft hit a hill near Elands Bay and was destroyed. All 10 occupants were killed, among them three civilians.
Crew:
Adm Guy W. Hallifax,
Col Harold E. Cilliers,
Lt Col Gordon P. Shearer,
Cpt Fred W. Le Roux.
Passengers:
Lt J. P. Meyer,
Sgt John W. Shelly,
Sgt Andries P. Van Wyk,
C. P. McMichael,
Morris Kaplan,
Alexandre Kendierski.