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PostPosted: 12 May 2023, 08:55 
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Hi All

Yet another incident 'sandwich' includes four separate flying incidents and one ground incident for the DC-4.

The next consideration will be the detailed account of the first fatal SAAF Impala Mk I accident.

With thanks

Clinton Barnard


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

01/05/2023: Skymaster 6905's incident: On 01/12/1973 the No. 3's engine commenced backfiring with a rise in
carburettor temperature and significantly reduced fuel flow;
Skymaster 6901's incident: On 29/03/1974 No. 3 engine began to run rough with occasional
backfiring;
Skymaster 6901's incident: During a Between Flight inspection on 18/04/1974 the port outer flap
door bracket was found broken;
Skymaster 6905's incident: The flight crew were unable to raise the undercarriage on 'up' selection
on 19/04/1974 (total of 2.3 pages text only);
01/04/2023: -
01/03/2023: Super Frelon 302's accident: Whilst flying a civilian load for Structal (Pty) Ltd at Goedverwacht,
serious damage was incurred on 03/06/1971 (1.25 pages text plus one diagram);
Super Frelon 315's incident: Whilst taxiing out for take-off, the aircrew received a warning light
indication on 07/06/1972 (1 page text only);
01/02/2023: -
01/01/2023: Vampire 242 impacted an aerial target during air-to-air firing training on 02/10/1958 (2
pages text plus 5 period images);
01/12/2022: -
01/11/2022: Sabre 354 crashed fatally on 11/06/1968 while undertaking weapon training on the range (2 1/3rd
pages text plus 1 period aerial photo);
01/10/2022: -
01/09/2022: Harvard 7252 came to rest inverted on 02/06/1944 after two trainee instructor pilots had been
authorised for a period of night flying circuit work (2.3 pages text, 1 diagram and 3 period images);
01.08.2022: -
01/07/2022: Dakota 6846(1) made a forced landing in vicinity of AFS Swartkop on 16/07/1953 after suffering damage
caused by poor take-off technique (2.5 pages text and 9 period images);
01/06/2022: -
01/05/2022: Alouette III 61 received extensive damage during its involvement in support of Commando training
operations (2 pages text and 10 period images);



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

Aermacchi MB 326 Impala

watch this space!
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*;
1721 02/12/1964;
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); 11/06/1968*;
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*;
725 09/07/1965;
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*;
242 02/10/1958;
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;
6846(1) 16/07/1953*;
6847 08/07/1945*;
6853 01/04/1945;
6858(1) 26/02/1948*;
6880(1) 06/03/1951;

Douglas C-54/DC-4 Skymaster


6901 29/03/1974; 18/04/1974; 17/10/1974;
6902 21/11/1974;
6903 18/04/1975;
6905 01/12/1973; 19/04/1974;

English Electric Canberra

451 04/07/1968;
455 21/07/1971;
459 17/04/1972;

Hawker Siddeley HS.125-400B Mercurius

01 26/05/1971* (see 02 and 03);
02 26/05/1971* (see 01 and 03);
03 26/05/1971* (see 01 and 02);

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;
7069 23/05/1944;
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*;
7252 02/06/1944*;
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;
885 09/01/1970;

Sud Est SE 3130 Alouette II

16 03/10/1966*;
18 20/07/1967; 01/08/1967; 02/08/1967; 04/08/1967; 10/03/1969;
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;
61 01/10/1966;
63 19/09/1966; 24/04/1967;

Sud Aviation SA 321L Super Frelon

301 25/07/1967; 15/08/1969; 18/08/1971;
302 03/06/1971;
315 07/06/1972;

Sud Aviation SA 330 Puma

125 12/03/1971;

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;
83 25/11/1971*;
84 18/03/1968;
86 25/09/1964*;
87 19/09/1968*;

Total Number of Separate Attrition Occurrences Archived Above to Date: 160
Total Number of Aircraft Directly Involved in the Above Archived Occurrences to Date: 168

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. 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 R45 per summary all inclusive. This may be adjusted upwards depending on the number of images accompanying the main text at my discretion.

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 2680 (H + W) all hours or 076 0511 586 (sms or Whatsapp only please since my phone is off most of the time when working) for payment details or if you have any queries regarding this subject.

Payments by cellphone airtime to the required or nearest amount are permitted and far cheaper than going through a bank. Simply forward me the pin and this also speeds up my delivery since I can confirm payment much sooner than otherwise.

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 website 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 if payment is made via a bank or EFT.

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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 Post subject: Dakota Accident Release
PostPosted: 01 Sep 2023, 08:40 
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Hi All

While on temporary assignment to a civilian airfield, this aircraft's actions unwittingly resulted in some damage to a civilian aircraft using the airfield.

This is my first-ever consideration of this causation.

The next consideration will be a Harvard accident, but unusually, flown by a Belgian-born pilot.

With thanks

Clinton Barnard


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

01/09/2023: Dakota 6843's actions caused another aircraft to be deflected off its taxiway route resulting in damage to the other aircraft on 18/11/1966 (1.5 pages text plus one diagram);
01/08/2023: -
01/07/2023: Impala 512 crashed fatally on go-around during a training flight on 20/05/1970 (7.25 pages text and 14 period images);
01/06/2023: -
01/05/2023: Skymaster 6905's incident: On 01/12/1973 the No. 3's engine commenced backfiring with a rise in carburettor temperature and significantly reduced fuel flow;
Skymaster 6901's incident: On 29/03/1974 No. 3 engine began to run rough with occasional backfiring;
Skymaster 6901's incident: During a Between Flight inspection on 18/04/1974 the port outer flap door bracket was found broken;
Skymaster 6905's incident: The flight crew were unable to raise the undercarriage on 'up' selection on 19/04/1974 (total of 2.3 pages text only);
01/04/2023: -
01/03/2023: Super Frelon 302's accident: Whilst flying a civilian load for Structal (Pty) Ltd at Goedverwacht, serious damage was incurred on 03/06/1971 (1.25 pages text plus one diagram);
Super Frelon 315's incident: Whilst taxiing out for take-off, the aircrew received a warning light indication on 07/06/1972 (1 page text only);
01/02/2023: -
01/01/2023: Vampire 242 impacted an aerial target during air-to-air firing training on 02/10/1958 (2
pages text plus 5 period images);
01/12/2022: -
01/11/2022: Sabre 354 crashed fatally on 11/06/1968 while undertaking weapon training on the range (2 1/3rd pages text plus 1 period aerial photo);
01/10/2022: -
01/09/2022: Harvard 7252 came to rest inverted on 02/06/1944 after two trainee instructor pilots had been authorised for a period of night flying circuit work (2.3 pages text, 1 diagram 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; 20/05/1970*;

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*;
1721 02/12/1964;
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); 11/06/1968*;
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*;
725 09/07/1965;
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*;
242 02/10/1958;
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;
6843 18/11/1966;
6846(1) 16/07/1953*;
6847 08/07/1945*;
6853 01/04/1945;
6858(1) 26/02/1948*;
6880(1) 06/03/1951;

Douglas C-54/DC-4 Skymaster

6901 29/03/1974; 18/04/1974; 17/10/1974;
6902 21/11/1974;
6903 18/04/1975;
6905 01/12/1973; 19/04/1974;

English Electric Canberra

451 04/07/1968;
455 21/07/1971;
459 17/04/1972;

Hawker Siddeley HS.125-400B Mercurius

01 26/05/1971* (see 02 and 03);
02 26/05/1971* (see 01 and 03);
03 26/05/1971* (see 01 and 02);

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

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

North American Texan/Harvard

watch this space!
7001 04/12/1943;
7011 13/04/1943*;
7054 09/06/1944;
7060 10/08/1943;
7069 23/05/1944;
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*;
7252 02/06/1944*;
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;
885 09/01/1970;

Sud Est SE 3130 Alouette II

16 03/10/1966*;
18 20/07/1967; 01/08/1967; 02/08/1967; 04/08/1967; 10/03/1969;
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;
61 01/10/1966;
63 19/09/1966; 24/04/1967;

Sud Aviation SA 321L Super Frelon

301 25/07/1967; 15/08/1969; 18/08/1971;
302 03/06/1971;
315 07/06/1972;

Sud Aviation SA 330 Puma

125 12/03/1971;

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;
83 25/11/1971*;
84 18/03/1968;
86 25/09/1964*;
87 19/09/1968*;

Total Number of Separate Attrition Occurrences Archived Above to Date: 162
Total Number of Aircraft Directly Involved in the Above Archived Occurrences to Date: 170

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. 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 R45 per summary all inclusive. This may be adjusted upwards depending on the number of images accompanying the main text at my discretion.

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 2680 (H + W) all hours or 076 0511 586 (sms or Whatsapp only please since my phone is off most of the time when working) for payment details or if you have any queries regarding this subject.

Payments by cellphone airtime to the required or nearest amount are permitted and far cheaper than going through a bank. Simply forward me the pin and this also speeds up my delivery since I can confirm payment much sooner than otherwise.

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 website 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 if payment is made via a bank or EFT.

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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PostPosted: 29 Dec 2023, 08:06 
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Hi All

Although not a lengthly summary, one can almost sympathize with the pilot involved in this unfortunate accident.

Since the cause was known, a Board of Inquiry was dispensed with and it was covered via a Base Investigation.

The next consideration will take us back to an accident involving the love it or hate it Albatross.

With thanks

Clinton Barnard


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

01/01/2024: A large part of the airframe detached during the take-off roll of Mirage III 825 on 28/01/1971 (1 1/3rd
pages text only);
01/12/2023: -
01/11/2023: Harvard 7041 crashed with fatal consequences during night flying on 02/02/1944 (5 pages text and 1
diagram);
01/10/2023: -
01/09/2023: Dakota 6843's actions caused another aircraft to be deflected off its taxiway route resulting in
damage to the other aircraft on 18/11/1966 (1.5 pages text plus one diagram);
01/08/2023: -
01/07/2023: Impala 512 crashed fatally on go-around during a training flight on 20/05/1970 (7.25 pages text and
14 period images);
01/06/2023: -
01/05/2023: Skymaster 6905's incident: On 01/12/1973 the No. 3's engine commenced backfiring with a rise in
carburettor temperature and significantly reduced fuel flow;
Skymaster 6901's incident: On 29/03/1974 No. 3 engine began to run rough with occasional
backfiring;
Skymaster 6901's incident: During a Between Flight inspection on 18/04/1974 the port outer flap
door bracket was found broken;
Skymaster 6905's incident: The flight crew were unable to raise the undercarriage on 'up' selection
on 19/04/1974 (total of 2.3 pages text only);
01/04/2023: -
01/03/2023: Super Frelon 302's accident: Whilst flying a civilian load for Structal (Pty) Ltd at Goedverwacht,
serious damage was incurred on 03/06/1971 (1.25 pages text plus one diagram);
Super Frelon 315's incident: Whilst taxiing out for take-off, the aircrew received a warning light
indication on 07/06/1972 (1 page text only);
01/02/2023: -
01/01/2023: Vampire 242 impacted an aerial target during air-to-air firing training on 02/10/1958 (2
pages text plus 5 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; 20/05/1970*;

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*;
1721 02/12/1964;
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); 11/06/1968*;
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*;
725 09/07/1965;
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;
825 28/01/1971;
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*;
242 02/10/1958;
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;
6843 18/11/1966;
6846(1) 16/07/1953*;
6847 08/07/1945*;
6853 01/04/1945;
6858(1) 26/02/1948*;
6880(1) 06/03/1951;

Douglas C-54/DC-4 Skymaster

6901 29/03/1974; 18/04/1974; 17/10/1974;
6902 21/11/1974;
6903 18/04/1975;
6905 01/12/1973; 19/04/1974;

English Electric Canberra

451 04/07/1968;
455 21/07/1971;
459 17/04/1972;

Hawker Siddeley HS.125-400B Mercurius

01 26/05/1971* (see 02 and 03);
02 26/05/1971* (see 01 and 03);
03 26/05/1971* (see 01 and 02);

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

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

North American Texan/Harvard


7001 04/12/1943;
7011 13/04/1943*;
7041 22/02/1944*;
7054 09/06/1944;
7060 10/08/1943;
7069 23/05/1944;
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*;
7252 02/06/1944*;
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

watch this space!
884 06/03/1970;
885 09/01/1970;

Sud Est SE 3130 Alouette II

16 03/10/1966*;
18 20/07/1967; 01/08/1967; 02/08/1967; 04/08/1967; 10/03/1969;
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;
61 01/10/1966;
63 19/09/1966; 24/04/1967;

Sud Aviation SA 321L Super Frelon

301 25/07/1967; 15/08/1969; 18/08/1971;
302 03/06/1971;
315 07/06/1972;

Sud Aviation SA 330 Puma

125 12/03/1971;

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;
83 25/11/1971*;
84 18/03/1968;
86 25/09/1964*;
87 19/09/1968*;

Total Number of Separate Attrition Occurrences Archived Above to Date: 164
Total Number of Aircraft Directly Involved in the Above Archived Occurrences to Date: 172

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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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. Other types may be added in due course as legislation relaxes.

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