A Viscount 806, similar to the accident aircraft
|Date||March 13, 1967|
|Summary||Loss of control, Pilot incapacitation|
|Site||Indian Ocean off Kayser's Beach, Cape Province, South Africa
|Aircraft type||Vickers Viscount 818|
|Operator||South African Airways|
|Flight origin||H.F. Verwoerd Airport, Port Elizabeth|
|Stopover||Ben Schoeman Airport, East London|
|1st stopover||J.B.M. Hertzog Airport, Bloemfontein|
|Destination||Jan Smuts Int'l Airport, Johannesburg|
South African Airways Flight 406 was a scheduled passenger flight on 13 March 1967 that crashed into the sea on approach to East London, South Africa. All 25 passengers and crew on board were killed. The air accident report speculated, without supporting evidence, that the pilot of the plane suffered a heart attack while on approach and the co-pilot was unable to regain control of the aircraft.
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