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 Post subject: Sabre Accident Release
PostPosted: 29 Dec 2017, 09:38 
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Hi All

My first ever attrition occurrence emanating from Port Elizabeth is the source of this month's event.

Although the attrition to the SAAF's Sabre jet doesn't quite inspire me as some other SAAF fast jets, this one, more than any other to date, would appear to buck the trend.

This summary is particularly noteworthy for its excellent quality period image accompaniment. It also identifies both the pilots and aircraft serials of at least five of the nine Sabres that flew that day. This aside, it does not offer much from a research point of view, besides probably being the first safe ejection ever over SA soil and the first from a Sabre over the RSA!

For those familiar with my work, you will know that I always include airframe hours at occurrence, where this has been supplied. Sadly, many of the 1940s and even '50s source documents fail to include it as (irrelevant?). I beg to differ.

Although it may not be relevant to the majority of accidents, it is a nice-to-have if it is available. I find it particularly interesting to see at what airframe utilisation a particular accident event took place. The more events, the more interesting and relevant this figure becomes. If compiling a chronological attrition history for a particular aircraft serial, it is definitely a plus to have for every attrition event. It is but a single petal that adds overall completeness to any single attrition event and enables an attrition history to 'bloom' more fully.

The next release, probably in March, will involve the Cessna 185.

With thanks.

Clinton Barnard

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

01/01/2018: Sabre 379* collided in mid-air with Sabre 354 during the practise display for Port Elizabeth's centenary celebrations on July 15, 1960 (3.5 pages text plus 16 period images);
01/12/2017: Harvard 7088 struck a ground feature during authorised operational low flying and crashed on 23/05/1944 (2.5 pages text plus 5 period images);
01/11/2017: Shackleton 1722 suffered the invasion of a large sea bird during an operational flight from South West Africa (now Namibia) on 30/06/1965 (1.5 pages text and 4 period images);
01/10/2017: On 25/11/1969 Impala 499's one external panel came adrift after taking off for a post maintenance test flight (2.5 pages text and 5 period images);
01/09/2017: -
01/08/2017: Skymaster 6903's engines were noted to have gone out of synchronisation while in the cruise shortly after departure from a base in northern SWA on 18/04/1975 (¾ page text only);
01/07/2017: On 23/01/1963, whilst undertaking unauthorised experimental cabin paratrooping exit trials from Alouette III 59, one jumper was injured after exiting the cabin, resulting in damage to the aircraft and causing aircraft controllability problems (3.5 pages text and 10 period images);
01/06/2017: On 21/03/1952, following maintenance to its mainwheels, Vampire 206 overran the runway at Swartkop on landing, causing considerable aircraft damage (1¾ pages text only);
01/05/2017: Wasp 86* ditched near Dassen Island on 25/09/1964 while on a communications flight between ship and shore, resulting in one fatality on board (6 pages text only);
01/04/2017: Harvard 7195's propeller struck a walking pilot on the aerodrome on 20/01/1944 (2 pages text only);
01/03/2017: On 06/05/1968 Mirage III 817's pilot aborted take-off resulting in an avoidable major accident (2.5 pages text plus 8 period images);
01/02/2017: Super Frelon 301's pilot was warned to return to base by the air traffic controller only seconds after lifting off on 15/08/1969, due to an abnormal situation prevailing on the exterior of the aircraft whilst on a transport flight from home base (1 page text only);
01/01/2017: Canberra 459's undercarriage suffered aircrew induced damage on 17/04/1972 during circuits and landings at Waterkloof (1.5 pages and 10 period images);



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);

Cessna 185

713 26/11/1969;
717 29/01/1966;
722 02/08/1965*;
723 22/11/1963*;
744 25/08/1966*;
751 14/05/1969;
watch this space!

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;

Douglas C-54/DC-4 Skymaster

6903 18/04/1975;

English Electric Canberra

459 17/04/1972;

Hawker Siddeley HS.125-400B Mercurius

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

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; 14/12/43*;
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*;

Piaggio P.166S Albatross

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;

Sud Est SE3160/SA316B 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;

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: 126
Total Number of Aircraft Directly Involved in the Above Archived Occurrences to Date: 131

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

HISTORY THROUGH ATTRITION


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 Post subject: SAAF Cessna Accident
PostPosted: 03 Mar 2018, 12:10 
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Hi All

After a two month break, this month's offering is nothing exceptional, but covers all the bases for a complete accident, and a serious one at that, especially if you are in to the 'beastly' C.185. The images are quite revealing too.

I have also included the full costing table of the aircraft and major components when new and with depreciation at the time of the accident.

This accident offers almost nothing from a research perspective, but, that said, I would not have left it out for the world!

The next release, most likely in April, will involve the iconic Dakota.

With thanks.

Clinton Barnard

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

01/03/2018: Cessna 185 728* struck the ground during execution of a tactical reconnaissance mission on 07/12/1964, after having taken off from a forward airfield during an army exercise (2.5 pages text and 6 period images);
01/02/2018: -
01/01/2018: Sabre 379* collided in mid-air with Sabre 354 during the practise display for Port Elizabeth's centenary celebrations on July 15, 1960 (3.5 pages text plus 16 period images);
01/12/2017: Harvard 7088 struck a ground feature during authorised operational low flying and crashed on 23/05/1944 (2.5 pages text plus 5 period images);
01/11/2017: Shackleton 1722 suffered the invasion of a large sea bird during an operational flight from South West Africa (now Namibia) on 30/06/1965 (1.5 pages text and 4 period images);
01/10/2017: On 25/11/1969 Impala 499's one external panel came adrift after taking off for a post maintenance test flight (2.5 pages text and 5 period images);
01/09/2017: -
01/08/2017: Skymaster 6903's engines were noted to have gone out of synchronisation while in the cruise shortly after departure from a base in northern SWA on 18/04/1975 (¾ page text only);
01/07/2017: On 23/01/1963, whilst undertaking unauthorised experimental cabin paratrooping exit trials from Alouette III 59, one jumper was injured after exiting the cabin, resulting in damage to the aircraft and causing aircraft controllability problems (3.5 pages text and 10 period images);
01/06/2017: On 21/03/1952, following maintenance to its mainwheels, Vampire 206 overran the runway at Swartkop on landing, causing considerable aircraft damage (1¾ pages text only);
01/05/2017: Wasp 86* ditched near Dassen Island on 25/09/1964 while on a communications flight between ship and shore, resulting in one fatality on board (6 pages text only);
01/04/2017: Harvard 7195's propeller struck a walking pilot on the aerodrome on 20/01/1944 (2 pages text only);


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);

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;
watch this space!

Douglas C-54/DC-4 Skymaster

6903 18/04/1975;

English Electric Canberra

459 17/04/1972;

Hawker Siddeley HS.125-400B Mercurius

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

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*;

Piaggio P.166S Albatross

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;

Sud Est SE3160/SA316B 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;

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: 126
Total Number of Aircraft Directly Involved in the Above Archived Occurrences to Date: 131

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

HISTORY THROUGH ATTRITION


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 Post subject: C.185 Accident
PostPosted: 30 Mar 2018, 10:13 
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Hi All

Like the Buc, Shack, Wasp and C-130, the Dakota mostly produces really great accident summaries and this one is no exception. This is also my third write-off in succession, not bad considering that I only did one during the whole of 2017! But this is sheer coincidence.

For me, this accident had even greater significance since (albeit many decades later!) I walked around and possibly even occupied some of the same buildings alluded to in this summary, at what was then SLT/SLO at Lyttleton, during my initial SAAF training. I also had the privilege of having numerous both piston and turbine powered Daks fly quite low overhead our billets during their circuits from Swartkop. This undoubtedly helped me foster my passion for the old bird, though I must admit to preferring piston over turbine! If offered a 1 hour flight in a Dak or a SR-71, I'll take the Dak thank you, preferably all the way from Durban to Ysters at lowish level along the coast with ear muffs? Nice. There are not too many people who would appreciate such a flight as I would. I have never flown in the piston Dak before but only the turbine Dak. I love most SAAF aircraft, but I do love some more than others.

Unfortunately, there were no period images accompanying the original source document from Archives that I accessed. Just as well then that many years ago, someone kindly donated to me an image that his father had taken of him as a very young boy standing in front of the crashed aircraft, but in no way hiding any detail. In fact you only make out the lad a few moments later. It is quite a good, sharp pic at that. This revealing private period image now forms part of my official summary! I just knew it might come in handy some day when I finally did this accident, but I could not then have imagined just how handy it would be. Thank you. I still hope to come across some official images at some point down the line....

The next release will be a completely new aircraft type and the only new type release for 2018. It will remain a surprise until then. Might it be one of your favourites?

With thanks.

Clinton Barnard

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

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);

01/03/2018: Cessna 185 728* struck the ground during execution of a tactical reconnaissance mission on 07/12/1964, after having taken off from a forward airfield during an army exercise (2.5 pages text and 6 period images);
01/02/2018: -
01/01/2018: Sabre 379* collided in mid-air with Sabre 354 during the practise display for Port Elizabeth's centenary celebrations on July 15, 1960 (3.5 pages text plus 16 period images);
01/12/2017: Harvard 7088 struck a ground feature during authorised operational low flying and crashed on 23/05/1944 (2.5 pages text plus 5 period images);
01/11/2017: Shackleton 1722 suffered the invasion of a large sea bird during an operational flight from South West Africa (now Namibia) on 30/06/1965 (1.5 pages text and 4 period images);
01/10/2017: On 25/11/1969 Impala 499's one external panel came adrift after taking off for a post maintenance test flight (2.5 pages text and 5 period images);
01/09/2017: -
01/08/2017: Skymaster 6903's engines were noted to have gone out of synchronisation while in the cruise shortly after departure from a base in northern SWA on 18/04/1975 (¾ page text only);
01/07/2017: On 23/01/1963, whilst undertaking unauthorised experimental cabin paratrooping exit trials from Alouette III 59, one jumper was injured after exiting the cabin, resulting in damage to the aircraft and causing aircraft controllability problems (3.5 pages text and 10 period images);
01/06/2017: On 21/03/1952, following maintenance to its mainwheels, Vampire 206 overran the runway at Swartkop on landing, causing considerable aircraft damage (1¾ pages text only);
01/05/2017: Wasp 86* ditched near Dassen Island on 25/09/1964 while on a communications flight between ship and shore, resulting in one fatality on board (6 pages text only);


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);

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 26/02/1948*;

Douglas C-54/DC-4 Skymaster

6903 18/04/1975;

English Electric Canberra

459 17/04/1972;

Hawker Siddeley HS.125-400B Mercurius

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

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*;

Piaggio P.166S Albatross

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;

Sud Est SE3160/SA316B 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;

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: 127
Total Number of Aircraft Directly Involved in the Above Archived Occurrences to Date: 132

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

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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.

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Hi All

If my descriptions under the 'updates' section immediately below sound very vague and non-specific then know that it is intentionally so. For full details, you obviously need to get the summary.

As promised, a completely new aircraft type this time around – Piaggio's P.166S Albatross!

Despite this type's shortcomings, there is just something about this portly machine that simply endears one to it.

This summary is nothing exceptional, but it is complete in the fullest extent possible and a fine record of this serial's possibly first ever attrition event?

What makes this occurrence more interesting is the fact that one of the pilots was later killed in the only fatal accident to befall this type in 1976.

The next summary will be only my second C-130 Hercules accident to date and quite an unusual accident this one is too.

With thanks.

Clinton Barnard


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

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);
01/03/2018: Cessna 185 728* struck the ground during execution of a tactical reconnaissance mission on 07/12/1964, after having taken off from a forward airfield during an army exercise (2.5 pages text and 6 period images);
01/02/2018: -
01/01/2018: Sabre 379* collided in mid-air with Sabre 354 during the practise display for Port Elizabeth's centenary celebrations on 15/07/1960 (3.5 pages text plus 16 period images);
01/12/2017: Harvard 7088 struck a ground feature during authorised operational low flying and crashed on 23/05/1944 (2.5 pages text plus 5 period images);
01/11/2017: Shackleton 1722 suffered the invasion of a large sea bird during an operational flight from South West Africa (now Namibia) on 30/06/1965 (1.5 pages text and 4 period images);
01/10/2017: On 25/11/1969 Impala 499's one external panel came adrift after taking off for a post maintenance test flight (2.5 pages text and 5 period images);
01/09/2017: -
01/08/2017: Skymaster 6903's engines were noted to have gone out of synchronisation while in the cruise shortly after departure from a base in northern SWA on 18/04/1975 (¾ page text only);
01/07/2017: On 23/01/1963, whilst undertaking unauthorised experimental cabin paratrooping exit trials from Alouette III 59, one jumper was injured after exiting the cabin, resulting in damage to the aircraft and causing aircraft controllability problems (3.5 pages text and 10 period images);


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);

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

459 17/04/1972;

Hawker Siddeley HS.125-400B Mercurius

Lockheed C-130 Hercules

406 03/08/1963;
watch this space!

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*;

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;

Sud Est SE3160/SA316B 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;

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: 128
Total Number of Aircraft Directly Involved in the Above Archived Occurrences to Date: 133

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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PostPosted: 29 Jun 2018, 16:16 
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Hi All

Only my second Hercules accident summary, the Defence Force's early inexperience in operating large transport aircraft is apparent in this unusual accident, although the BOI officially made the error of calling it an 'incident'.

There is little to be gained from a research perspective except possibly the aircraft manufacture date.

The next summary will be another Alouette II event.

With thanks.

Clinton Barnard


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

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);
01/03/2018: Cessna 185 728* struck the ground during execution of a tactical reconnaissance mission on 07/12/1964, after having taken off from a forward airfield during an army exercise (2.5 pages text and 6 period images);
01/02/2018: -
01/01/2018: Sabre 379* collided in mid-air with Sabre 354 during the practise display for Port Elizabeth's centenary celebrations on 15/07/1960 (3.5 pages text plus 16 period images);
01/12/2017: Harvard 7088 struck a ground feature during authorised operational low flying and crashed on 23/05/1944 (2.5 pages text plus 5 period images);
01/11/2017: Shackleton 1722 suffered the invasion of a large sea bird during an operational flight from South West Africa (now Namibia) on 30/06/1965 (1.5 pages text and 4 period images);
01/10/2017: On 25/11/1969 Impala 499's one external panel came adrift after taking off for a post maintenance test flight (2.5 pages text and 5 period images);
01/09/2017: -
01/08/2017: Skymaster 6903's engines were noted to have gone out of synchronisation while in the cruise shortly after departure from a base in northern SWA on 18/04/1975 (¾ page text only);


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);

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

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*;

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;
watch this space!

Sud Est SE3160/SA316B 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;

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: 129
Total Number of Aircraft Directly Involved in the Above Archived Occurrences to Date: 134

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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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.

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Hi All

This release is typical of this aircraft type. It is unspectacular and holds nothing from a research point of view. That said, it crosses all the Ts and dots all the Is and would be indispensable for anyone wanting to compile a detailed attrition history of this particular serial.

In my opinion the photographer went a bit 'ape' with the shutter!

The next summary will be another fine Harvard occurrence.

With thanks.

Clinton Barnard



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

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);
01/03/2018: Cessna 185 728* struck the ground during execution of a tactical reconnaissance mission on 07/12/1964, after having taken off from a forward airfield during an army exercise (2.5 pages text and 6 period images);
01/02/2018: -
01/01/2018: Sabre 379* collided in mid-air with Sabre 354 during the practise display for Port Elizabeth's centenary celebrations on 15/07/1960 (3.5 pages text plus 16 period images);
01/12/2017: Harvard 7088 struck a ground feature during authorised operational low flying and crashed on 23/05/1944 (2.5 pages text plus 5 period images);
01/11/2017: Shackleton 1722 suffered the invasion of a large sea bird during an operational flight from South West Africa (now Namibia) on 30/06/1965 (1.5 pages text and 4 period images);
01/10/2017: On 25/11/1969 Impala 499's one external panel came adrift after taking off for a post maintenance test flight (2.5 pages text and 5 period images);
01/09/2017: -


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);

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

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*;
watch this space!

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 SE3160/SA316B 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;

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: 130
Total Number of Aircraft Directly Involved in the Above Archived Occurrences to Date: 135

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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Hi All

Of all the Harvard attrition occurrences covered here to date, this one's serial is the highest of any by far.

For the researcher interested in Harvard history and the ground and air units that formed part of this aircraft's development during the WWII era, and in fact, anyone interested in compiling a definitive history of Brooklyn Air Station (BAS), this accident summary is a must have.

Although the accident itself is nothing spectacular, and technical in parts, two facts emerge from this summary that I could not recall ever having read or heard of before – two 'new' units at BAS. So surprised was I on hearing of them that I immediately launched an effort to read both Dave Becker's YELLOW WINGS and Dave and Winston's AT-6 HARVARD IN SA SERVICE to search them out for some mention of these units. Alas, there was none!

Knowing Dave as I did, I just know that he would never have left out something as significant as these two units from the two most appropriate books for them. As unbelievable as it sounds, clearly, even the great Dave appears not to have had any knowledge of the units in question. And you can be sure that he would have wanted to know about them.

The location to which this aircraft was being ferried during the accident flight also corroborates a statement made in the Harvard book.

I thus dedicate this summary to his memory.

The primary cause is not one uncommon to the type and indeed, we have covered it on numerous previous occasions here.

The next summary will be an, until now, very unique causation involving the Alouette III.

With thanks.

Clinton Barnard



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

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);
01/03/2018: Cessna 185 728* struck the ground during execution of a tactical reconnaissance mission on 07/12/1964, after having taken off from a forward airfield during an army exercise (2.5 pages text and 6 period images);
01/02/2018: -
01/01/2018: Sabre 379* collided in mid-air with Sabre 354 during the practise display for Port Elizabeth's centenary celebrations on 15/07/1960 (3.5 pages text plus 16 period images);
01/12/2017: Harvard 7088 struck a ground feature during authorised operational low flying and crashed on 23/05/1944 (2.5 pages text plus 5 period images);


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);

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

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;
watch this space!

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: 131
Total Number of Aircraft Directly Involved in the Above Archived Occurrences to Date: 136

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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Hi All

For the pedantic among us, this is the first reconsideration of the same aircraft serial for this type (see large list below).

It is always refreshing to have a new causation to consider. Every accident we have covered of the Alouette III to date has been so entirely different from the previous and once again, here we have no exception. In fact, this accident involves members of the then South African Police undergoing training with the SAAF.

There are no supporting period images in this instance.

This accident offers very little from a research perspective.

The next accident will be only our second ever of the Canberra and my first ever “weapon accident.” Warning - It is a goodie!

With thanks.

Clinton Barnard



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

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);
01/03/2018: Cessna 185 728* struck the ground during execution of a tactical reconnaissance mission on 07/12/1964, after having taken off from a forward airfield during an army exercise (2.5 pages text and 6 period images);
01/02/2018: -


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);

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

459 17/04/1972;
watch this space!

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: 132
Total Number of Aircraft Directly Involved in the Above Archived Occurrences to Date: 137

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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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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 Post subject: Sabre Eater Accident
PostPosted: 03 May 2019, 16:09 
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Hi All

Many will be familiar with this uncommon accident, but why did it happen and who was culpable?

I made a special point of including the scientific reasons, appearing in the original report, as to how the ingestion was physically possible given the size and weight of the ingested subject. Numerous diagrams clarify the text while period images illustrate the engine air intake and engine damage sustained.

Given the unusual nature of this accident, I also included greater detail than usual from the autopsy report.

Our next consideration will be another unusual accident but involving two disparate types, a jet and a prop plane.

With thanks.

Clinton Barnard



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

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);
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: -



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;
watch this space!

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;

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;
watch this space!

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: 134
Total Number of Aircraft Directly Involved in the Above Archived Occurrences to Date: 139

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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PostPosted: 28 Jun 2019, 16:47 
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Hi All

This accident unusually involves two disparate SAAF aircraft types, one Harvard and one Impala in an unlikely meeting that resulted in twisted metal.

This is my most recent Harvard consideration to date and can be considered an exception in this regard.

This occurrence offers little from a research perspective though the images are quite revealing.

Our next consideration will be another Super Frelon occurrence with a difference.

With thanks

Clinton Barnard


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

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);
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);



PRESENT ACCIDENTS/INCIDENTS ARCHIVE updated monthly (* 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;

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;
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;
watch this space!

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: 135
Total Number of Aircraft Directly Involved in the Above Archived Occurrences to Date: 141

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 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.

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Hi All

This is our third Super Frelon accident occurrence consideration and all involving the same serial (tail) number.

There is little research value obtainable from this accident, but it's simply an occurrence with a difference although I am also aware of another Super Frelon accident in which rotor downwash on landing blew stacked galvanised iron roof panels onto private property causing damage, if I recall correctly.

A very abbreviated version of this occurrence was reproduced in the December 2018 issue of World Airnews aviation magazine.

Three period images (as printed in the magazine), besides being fine studies of a landing S/Frelon, show the event as it occurred in real time.

Our next consideration will be a truly fascinating and informative Mirage III accident and my vote for probably the attrition occurrence of the year.

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

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);
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!);


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;
watch this space![b]

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;
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; [b]
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: 136
Total Number of Aircraft Directly Involved in the Above Archived Occurrences to Date: 142

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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There is little research value obtainable from this accident, but it's simply an occurrence with a difference although I am also aware of another Super Frelon accident in which rotor downwash on landing blew stacked galvanised iron roof panels onto private property causing damage, if I recall correctly.

I myself have been blown over by the downwash of a passing Super Frelon! :lol:

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