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PostPosted: 31 Jan 2020, 16:41 
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Hi All

Compared to what has gone before, the following Harvard occurrence is nothing spectacular and is very much par for the course for the type at the time and holds little from a research perspective. Nevertheless, if only for completeness' sake, this story needs to be related and documented.

Our next offering will be De Havilland's Vampire.

With thanks

Clinton Barnard


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

01/02/2019: Harvard 7054's pilot performed a precautionary landing between Smithfield and Reddersburg on 09/06/1944 (1.25 pages text only);

01/01/2020: -
01/12/2019: After excessive fuel loss, Mirage III 827's pilot elected to divert to Welkom for an emergency landing on November 10, 1969 (2.5 pages text and 3 period images);
01/11/2019: -
01/10/2019: -
01/09/2019: Super Frelon 301's rotor downwash caused a ground feature to take to flight during a nearby landing on August 18, 1971, causing damage to private property (1.5 pages text and three period images);
01/08/2019: -
01/07/2019: Harvard 7317 and Impala 462 were involved in a collision at AFS Langebaanweg on 22/11/1966 (1.5 pages text plus 6 period images);
01/06/2019: -
01/05/2019: A ground crew member was ingested into the low slung engine air intake of Sabre 377 during engine ground tests on 21/06/1967 (3.75 pages text, 6 diagrams and 5 period images);
01/04/2019: -
01/03/2019: Canberra 455 suffered a weapon malfunction during the course of a weapons camp being held at AFB Waterkloof on 21/07/1971 (2 pages text and 3 period images);


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

Aermacchi MB 326 Impala

462 22/11/1966;
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;
377 21/06/1967;
379 15/07/1960* (see 354);

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;
827 10/11/1969;

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;
watch this space!

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*;
7054 09/06/1944;
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;
7317 22/11/1966;
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; 18/08/1971;

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: 138
Total Number of Aircraft Directly Involved in the Above Archived Occurrences to Date: 144

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 enjoy 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

HISTORY THROUGH ATTRITION


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PostPosted: 01 Jul 2020, 08:12 
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Hi All

Aircraft accidents and incidents are not to be confused. Technically, they are not synonymous as each term has its own defining limits and the two terms should never appear in the same reference to the same event.
So what then is an aircraft 'incident'?
It is any unexpected event (that did not form part of the original briefing) that has the potential to result in an accident and which results in NO damage to the military aircraft, state, public or private property and does NOT result in an injury to any person. To illustrate, losing a landing light on final approach is not an incident, but losing an engine on final approach definitely is! If the engine failure results in damage then it is an accident, but if the event results in no damage then it will be investigated under an 'incident'.
This month introduces a new and exciting development in my SAAF attrition - incident - as opposed to accident summaries.
Over the years I have collected substantial 'aircraft incidents' and have benefited greatly from the information contained therein. I have always wondered just how I might make this official information available to potential buyers who I know would find it equally satisfying?
The problem is that incidents are generally more benign and the degree of investigation usually less convoluted, making for a less detailed source document. For example, airframe hours, engine numbers and aircraft manufacture date which are par for the course in an accident Court/Board of Inquiry are seldom supplied even in officially complete incident reports. Drat!
While thus less complete or detailed compared with a Board/Court of Inquiry report, there are invariably some brilliant gems to be found amongst some of them. For example, while processing one such incident recently, the source document detailed the step-by-step technical procedure a specific engine underwent during its start up to the point of self sustainability. Fascinating stuff indeed!
Generally though, these official reports are much shorter and my summaries thereof inevitably equally so.
Since I did not desire to play around with my pricing structure too much and complicate matters, how was I going to provide a buyer with value for money for his purchase? The answer? Supply a package deal or dagwood of incident summaries! Yes, two or more incidents involving one aircraft type, which may or may not involve the same aircraft serial number. The package may include either ground and/or flying related incidents with period image accompaniment if available from the source document.
The only criterion of all the incidents I provide in a package is that each must be complete as to final results of their investigation ie, not just describing the incident but also the final findings of any investigation, defect report, 1022 action and recommendations etc.
Who would benefit from this kind of summary? Those who are already buyers of my accident summaries and who have a strong affinity for one or more specific aircraft types and who desire to want to know as much as possible about their beloved type.
Regarding the presentation below, I do not detail each incident separately since this would take up too much space.
This month's offering is thus the first package on offer and includes not one, not two, but three separate incidents, non of which are period image accompanied ie three incidents for the price of one! This special offer is only available on an introductory once-off special valid for two months from now and is a truly excellent value for money deal at R40 total.
The offer involves the DC-4 Skymaster and the package involves assorted 1974 and 1975 flying incidents and includes the 1975 incident released here separately some months ago (see Updates immediately below) and which was my first DC-4 release.
If you would be interested to know how much engine oil a single DC-4 engine would burn on a regular flight from Waterkloof to Rundu to Ondangwa and Grootfontein and return or what aircraft system was unique to Skymasters 6901 and 6905, then this package is for you.
As always, I look forward in time to receiving client and other feedback on this new endeavour.
The next release will be a new type – the triple Mercurius crash in Cape Town.

With thanks.

Clinton Barnard


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


01/07/2020: Flying incidents on operational flights relating to Skymasters 6901, 6902 and 6903 on 17/10/1974,
21/11/1974 and 18/04/1975 respectively are detailed (2.5 pages text and no period images);
01/06/2020: Vampire 213 performed a forced landing on 26/01/1953 which was later found to have been avoidable (2
pages text and 6 period images);
01/05/2020: -
01/04/2020: -
01/03/2020: -
01/02/2020: Harvard 7054's pilot performed a precautionary landing between Smithfield and Reddersburg on
09/06/1944 (1.25 pages text only);
01/01/2020: -
01/12/2019: After excessive fuel loss, Mirage III 827's pilot elected to divert to Welkom for an emergency landing on
November 10, 1969 (2.5 pages text and 3 period images);
01/11/2019: -
01/10/2019: -
01/09/2019: Super Frelon 301's rotor downwash caused a ground feature to take to flight during a nearby landing on
August 18, 1971, causing damage to private property (1.5 pages text and three period images);
01/08/2019: -


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

Aermacchi MB 326 Impala

462 22/11/1966;
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;
377 21/06/1967;
379 15/07/1960* (see 354);

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;
827 10/11/1969;

De Havilland Vampire

206 21/03/1952;
212 03/02/1953*;
213 26/01/1953;
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

6901 17/10/1974;
6902 21/11/1974;
6903 18/04/1975;

English Electric Canberra

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

Hawker Siddeley HS.125-400B Mercurius

Watch this space!

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

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

North American Texan/Harvard

7001 04/12/1943;
7011 13/04/1943*;
7054 09/06/1944;
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;
7317 22/11/1966;
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; 18/08/1971;

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: 141
Total Number of Aircraft Directly Involved in the Above Archived Occurrences to Date: 147

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 enjoy 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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Hi All

I always enjoy the privilege of introducing a new aircraft type to my accident archive and this is no exception.

You can thank Covid-19 for the appearance of this accident summary at this time, for without this curse, it might never have seen the light of day!

After having caught up with everything I needed to during the first week of the national lock down, I thought what I might do to pass the lingering time ahead productively? This was just the time to attempt to process the longest and most intimidating accident yet to be compiled by me and one I had put off many times before.

Enter the triple HS.125 tragedy of 1971.

Even while taking down the source information from Archives in 2014, I decided that when I finally got down to this accident it was going to be so much more than just the accident itself. It was also going to be a serious consideration of the RSA 10th Anniversary Festival of which it inevitably became an unwelcome part.

So while James Byrom's fine publication WINGS OF AIR covers the accident accurately and in some detail, I obviously take this much further and head deeper into all aspects of the accident itself, but without leaving out any SAAF related detail as to the Festival. Included, for example, is the exact breakdown of all the approximate 200 Air Force aircraft that took part, from what bases they each operated, how many aircraft of each type, what formations were flown by each type, holding altitudes prior to run-in and what time they were to overfly their 'target', the challenges that some aircraft faced regarding the weather, the navy and air force search and rescue aspects detailed etc. And, yes, the serials of some of the aircraft involved were also officially mentioned and have been included for completeness.

So, If you are interested in a detailed record of the events leading up to this accident and the investigation that followed, short of the intimidatingly thick source document itself, this is as good as its going to get. For your information it took me an entire day at Archives to dictate the entire source document onto a tape recorder.... (pedantic yes, I kept record!)

I have also included all the images from the Board of Inquiry report including a topographical map showing the actual and scheduled flight paths and images of the two trees struck and all three initial impact points and direction of flight.

Our next consideration will be another Shackleton offering.

With thanks

Clinton Barnard



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

01/09/2020: Mercurius 01, 02 and 03 impacted the slopes of Devil's Peak during a practice for the Republic Day
Festival fly past on 26/05/1971 (9+ pages text and 6 period images);
01/08/2020: -
01/07/2020: Flying incidents on operational flights relating to Skymasters 6901, 6902 and 6903 on 17/10/1974,
21/11/1974 and 18/04/1975 respectively are detailed (2.5 pages text and no period images);
01/06/2020: Vampire 213 performed a forced landing on 26/01/1953 which was later found to have been avoidable (2
pages text and 6 period images);
01/05/2020: -
01/04/2020: -
01/03/2020: -
01/02/2020: Harvard 7054's pilot performed a precautionary landing between Smithfield and Reddersburg on
09/06/1944 (1.25 pages text only);
01/01/2020: -
01/12/2019: After excessive fuel loss, Mirage III 827's pilot elected to divert to Welkom for an emergency landing on
November 10, 1969 (2.5 pages text and 3 period images);
01/11/2019: -
01/10/2019: -



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

Aermacchi MB 326 Impala

462 22/11/1966;
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;
watch this space!

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;
377 21/06/1967;
379 15/07/1960* (see 354);

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;
827 10/11/1969;

De Havilland Vampire

206 21/03/1952;
212 03/02/1953*;
213 26/01/1953;
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

6901 17/10/1974;
6902 21/11/1974;
6903 18/04/1975;

English Electric Canberra

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

Hawker Siddeley HS.125-400B Mercurius

01, 02 and 03 26/05/1971*;

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

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

North American Texan/Harvard

7001 04/12/1943;
7011 13/04/1943*;
7054 09/06/1944;
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;
7317 22/11/1966;
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; 18/08/1971;

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: 140
Total Number of Aircraft Directly Involved in the Above Archived Occurrences to Date: 148

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!

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