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PostPosted: 30 Apr 2020, 17:52 
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Turkey delivers donated medical supplies to SA

By Dean Wingrin

An A400M transport aircraft of the Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri) arrived in Cape Town on Thursday 30 April, bringing much needed medical supplies donated by the Republic of Turkey for the war against the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa.

With the number of people testing positive for the COVID-19 virus increasing steadily every day, South Africa is racing to source vitally needed masks and other Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for health workers at the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Turkey's Ambassador to South Africa Elif Ulgen said the donation is part of a cooperation agreement between the two countries.

Included in the Turkish donation were:
• 100,000 Surgical masks
• 100 N95 masks
• 500 Protective overalls
• 500 Face shields
• 500 Medial safety goggles
• 200 litres of hand sanitiser
• One disinfectant tunnel

A Turkish Embassy staff member told defenceWeb that the medical supplies were “from the Turkish government to the South African government” and that South Africa can use these donations according to the needs of South Africa.

Having landed at Cape Town International Airport, the A400M quickly commenced with the offloading of its cargo as, due to South Africa’s quarantine regulations, the aircraft could only stay on the ground for a few hours before returning to Turkey.

The Turkish Air Force cargo aircraft was followed into Cape Town by a second A400M, this time empty as both aircraft made the return trip with cargo destined for Turkey.

For the long trip to South Africa, two crews were aboard each aircraft.

This is not the first time Turkish Air Force A400M aircraft have been to South Africa. The first was in July 2018, in support of the visit of the President of Turkish Republic on the occasion of the BRICS Summit.

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Politics can be really funny business. I could have bought all and more of that donated stuff at my local hardware store and medical supply depo up until the 15 March 2020.
Now we getting that "sample" as a government to government donation. =D> =D> :lol:
As if SA is totally helpless :roll:
Not to worry about that, though, as it afforded us the opportunity to lay our eyes on an aircraft we should have acquired for out use :smt023 :smt023

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Did I miss the A400M photos?


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Acquired via social media, not sure who to credit.

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2 more inbound. Dean, use your "essential services" permit and get some pics please.


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15-0051 just over flew JNB on it's way to CPT.
18-0094 overhead WDH at the moment.

Send some to JNB!!


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Didn't stay long ... already departed CT and one is abeam St Helena Bay, the other abeam Vredendal heading for a tech stop in Luanda.

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I see this, fake or not, nowadays one must be very cautious for fake news

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article ... p-5YRvgDTg


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Dean wrote:
Acquired via social media, not sure who to credit.

Thanks Dean.


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Another two on their way ...

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This afternoons arrival ... last minutes change of runway made me miss the shot!


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Another one is arriving later this afternoon.

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They waited for me to leave, quickly loaded and they're off already.

A400M no 6 is now over Welkom, on it's way to Cape Town.

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Martiens wrote:
I see this, fake or not, nowadays one must be very cautious for fake news

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article ... p-5YRvgDTg


Seems very likely given all the movement.


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