NAIROBI 1974. On the morning of 20 November 1974 the Lufthansa Boeing 747, on its’ final segment of the Frankfurt – Nairobi – Johannesburg run, crashed just after taking off from Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi. The left wing exploded and fire spread to the fuselage. 55 of the 140 passengers and 4 of the 17 crew members were killed. This cover from London to Johannesburg has the bilingual (English and Afrikaans) cachet that was applied on arrival in Johannesburg.