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 Post subject: Next Accident Release
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2019, 09:07 
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Hi All

When I first accessed this file and found that it related to a weapon event, I got quite excited as I had never done one of these for any aircraft before. Obviously, I had high expectations for such a report and fortunately was not disappointed in the degree of new content achieved.

This summary nicely details the differences in the bombs used on the Canberras and Buccaneers and also the shortcomings in their designs, so yes, besides the incident itself, there is definite research benefit to be had here.

Our next consideration will be another Canadair Sabre accident.

With thanks.

Clinton Barnard



Monthly Updates (one year back): (* confirmed write-off)

01/03/2019: Canberra 455 suffered a weapon malfunction during the course of a weapons camp being held at AFB Waterkloof on July 21, 1971 (2 pages text and 3 period images);
01/02/2019: -
01/01/2019: Whilst training police members in the art of aircraft exit from Alouette III 63 on 24/04/1967, one member fell some distance to the ground (1.5 pages text only);
01/12/2018: -
01/11/2018: Whilst being ferried from Brooklyn Air Station on 15/02/1944, Harvard 7528's engine failed completely without warning, resulting in a forced landing (2 pages text only);
01/10/2018: -
01/09/2018: On 21/03/1967, whilst Alouette II 21 was manoeuvring at low level above training Square 4, the tail rotors struck a ground obstacle and received significant damage (1.75 pages text and 14 period images!);
01/08/2018: -
01/07/2018: On 06/11/1963 during a military demonstration involving a number of Hercules transports, as the pilot of Hercules 404 was forced to brake to slow the taxiing aircraft, the load shifted resulting in aircraft damage and injury to personnel (3.5 pages text, 1 diagram and 1 period image);
01/06/2018: Whilst Albatross 884 was performing a short landing during continuation training on type, it experienced an undercarriage irregularity on 06/03/1970 (1.5 pages text and 8 period images);
01/05/2018: -
01/04/2018: Dakota 6858(1)* forced landed into a building within the 68 Air School complex whilst doing circuits and landings from nearby Zwartkop on 26/02/1948 (2.1/3 pages text and 1 private period image);


PRESENT ACCIDENTS/INCIDENTS ARCHIVE updated monthly (* confirmed write-off)

Aermacchi MB 326 Impala

472 10/09/1968;
487 03/01/1968;
499 25/11/1969;
508 24/11/1969;
512 18/08/1969;

Aermacchi/Aeritalia AM-3CM Bosbok

Atlas C-4M Kudu

Taylorcraft Auster

5411 15/06/1956*;

Avro MR Mk 3 Shackleton

1716 20/11/1957;
1718 05/10/1957; 09/11/1959; 08/08/1963*;
1722 07/07/1960; 30/06/1965;
1723 26/02/1958;

Blackburn S MK 50 Buccaneer

412 10/02/1970;
415 26/07/1965; 06/03/1969; 16/10/1969*;
417 30/10/1965*;

Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk 6

351 04/04/1957;
353 26/04/1966*;
354 15/07/1960 (see 379);
357 11/05/1966*;
359 04/03/1966;
367 30/09/1965;
379 15/07/1960* (see 354);
watch this space!

Cessna 185

713 26/11/1969;
717 29/01/1966;
722 02/08/1965*;
723 22/11/1963*;
728 07/12/1964*;
744 25/08/1966*;
751 14/05/1969;

Cessna 320

ZS-EJL (former SAAF serial 771) 09/10/1969;

Dassault Mirage III

816 28/05/1964;
817 06/05/1968;
821 15/03/1969*;
824 15/11/1965;

De Havilland Vampire

206 21/03/1952;
212 03/02/1953*;
233 08/10/1954*;
236 22/09/1954*;
246 24/11/1955*;
268 20/10/1965; 27/01/1966;

Dornier Do 27A

5430 03/11/1958;
5431 12/03/1962*;

Douglas C-47/Dakota

6801 10/09/1945;
6807 28/08/1943;
6809 28/09/1945*;
6822 23/01/1946;
6832 26/01/1966;
6847 08/07/1945*;
6853 01/04/1945;
6858(1) 26/02/1948*;

Douglas C-54/DC-4 Skymaster

6903 18/04/1975;

English Electric Canberra

455 21/07/1971;
459 17/04/1972;

Hawker Siddeley HS.125-400B Mercurius

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

404 06/11/1963;
406 03/08/1963;

North American Texan/Harvard

7001 04/12/1943;
7011 13/04/1943*;
7060 10/08/1943;
7074 19/01/1944*;
7085 11/12/1943*;
7088 23/05/1944;
7091 21/10/1943*;
7092 17/05/1943* (see 7119);
7094 08/02/1944;
7097 03/08/1943;
7099/Hind 23 12/03/1943;
7107 21/01/1944;
7108 05/11/1943*;
7119 17/05/1943* (see 7092);
7121 24/02/1944*;
7122 11/11/1943*;
7125 12/04/1944*;
7126 25/04/1944;
7134 21/12/1943*;
7141 19/01/1943;
7160 31/03/1944 (see 7217);
7164 19/08/1943;
7168 13/10/1943 (see 7231);
7170 12/06/1943*;
7174 16/08/1943;
7185 31/03/1944;
7195 20/01/1944;
7198 11/01/1944;
7200 19/02/1943;
7205 21/11/1943* (see 7227);
7217 31/03/1944* (see 7160);
7227 21/11/1943* (see 7205);
7228 26/04/1943;
7231 13/10/1943 (see 7168);
7241 16/03/1944*;
7251 05/07/1943*;
7260 17/05/1943; 14/12/1943*;
7262 11/01/1944;
7264 23/04/1943;
7266 04/10/1943;
7274 06/09/1943;
7277 29/07/1943*;
7278 09/02/1944;
7281 04/05/1943*;
7283 27/03/1944*;
7289 09/09/1943;
7318 06/09/1943*;
7351 27/01/1944;
7388 09/11/1943;
7391 26/11/1943;
7418 19/04/1944*;
7419 05/01/1944*;
7452 13/03/1944*;
7528 15/02/1944;

Piaggio P.166S Albatross

884 06/03/1970;

Sud Est SE 3130 Alouette II

16 03/10/1966*;
18 20/07/1967; 01/08/1967; 02/08/1967; 04/08/1967;
21 06/06/1961; 22/04/1966; 21/03/1967;

Sud Est SE 3160/SA 316B Alouette III

39 19/04/1966;
43 07/01/1963;
47 25/02/1966;
56 08/01/1966*;
59(1) 23/01/1963;
63 19/09/1966; 24/04/1967;

Sud Aviation SA 321L Super Frelon

301 25/07/1967; 15/08/1969;

Sud Aviation SA 330 Puma

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX

5622* 03/04/1954;

Swearingen Merlin Mk IVA

Transall C-160Z

Vickers Viscount

150 19/03/1963;

Westland HAS Mk 1 Wasp

81 17/06/1964*;
82 08/08/1967;
84 18/03/1968;
86 25/09/1964*;
87 19/09/1968*;

Total Number of Separate Attrition Occurrences Archived Above to Date: 133
Total Number of Aircraft Directly Involved in the Above Archived Occurrences to Date: 138

Where no entry appears under a specific type, this means that the type qualifies, but that I have not yet processed any occurrence involving this type ie, watch this space!

PURCHASE YOUR FAVOURITE SAAF ACCIDENT SUMMARIES

How would you like to receive your personal copy of my Accident Summaries? Better still, how would you like to receive them in your inbox in original full length version with full supporting period and other image accompaniment with relevant tables/charts/diagrams/transcripts etc where appropriate!? Now it is possible. With Dean's consent, commencing about the start of each month and every month thereafter, I will announce the availability of one previously unpublished Accident Summary here.

Summaries vary in length from about ¾ page of text to as many as 12 excluding images and image captions.
Note that not all occurrences are image accompanied depending on the circumstances of the occurrence and what copy of the Court/Board of Inquiry/Station Investigation I get to process.

Accidents will cover the time period 01/10/42 to 31/12/75 as per the high-end limitations imposed by current legislation in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act and involve all types of attrition, both benign and spectacular, to exclusively the following types: the Harvard/Texan, C-47/Dakota, C-54/Skymaster, C-130 Hercules, Transall C-160Z, Merlin Mk IVA, HS.125 Mercurius, Viscount, Shackleton, Piaggio P.166S Albatross, Cessna 185, AM-3CM Bosbok, two Do 27, one Auster, one Spitfire, Canberra, Buccaneer, Mirage III, Vampire, Sabre, Impala, Wasp, Alouette II and III, Puma and the Super Frelon. No single type will be represented more than twice over a given 12-month period with exception of the Harvard for which a minimum/maximum of two Harvard occurrences will appear in every 12-month period guaranteed. Other types may be added in due course as legislation relaxes.

All summaries appearing in the database above are available for purchase by anyone at any time at R40 per summary all inclusive.

Simply let me know exactly what aircraft types you would potentially be interested in from the database and give me your e-mail, and I will contact you as soon as a summary involving that aircraft type becomes available for purchase.

If you are interested, please contact me on: oopsaahcast@yahoo.com or telephone: +27 (0)31 261 8748 (H + W) all hours or 072 2749 032 (sms only please) for payment details or if you have any queries regarding this subject.

All purchases will be subject to my terms and conditions and copyright, which include among others, that no summary or part thereof (including images) may be reproduced on any site or publication or other communications systems for any purpose whatsoever and that summaries are for personal (private) use exclusively and may not be distributed to a second party for any reason whatsoever. If any uncertainty exists, please run your plans by me. By making payment, the purchaser will thus consent to having read and fully agreed to these terms and conditions.

Upon request, I may waiver the copyright for a particular purchased accident summary to be reproduced verbatim on a site or in a publication at my sole discretion, provided that the source is acknowledged.

Although this system is prone to abuse, I would strongly advise that individuals would refrain from doing so, since it may well compromise the success of this effort and if I feel that it is not being sustainably successful, I will have no choice but to discontinue this effort and the future of summaries being available to the public will be forever jeopardised. By personally honouring the above terms, you will thus be investing in the future of more summaries being made available, both for your personal information and for that of others.

Note: Due to logistical limitations on my part, payments made in a given month may only see that summary e-mailed during the first week of the following month.

There is plenty of potential SAAF aircraft history and operational procedure waiting to be unlocked and revealed to the glory of SAAF aviation history. Please allow me to make it happen for YOU!

In the interests of flying safety and preserving SAAF history.

Regards

Clinton Barnard

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