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 Post subject: AIRCRAFT CRASH 1969
PostPosted: 08 Oct 2020, 10:45 
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Where can I find information about a SAAF aircraft that crashed into the Hartbeespoort Dam on 29 July 1969. The pilot was Andrew le Roux.


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 Post subject: Re: AIRCRAFT CRASH 1969
PostPosted: 08 Oct 2020, 12:37 
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http://www.saairforce.co.za/the-airforc ... -summaries

Date: 29 Jul 69
Aircraft: Harvard
Serial: 7457
Unit: 8 Sqn
Crew: 1 k (2Lt A Le Roux)
Location: Rustfontein Dam
Circumstances: Flew into dam

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From http://southafricawargraves.org/lists/saborder_l.htm

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Second Lieutenant Andrew le Roux - 8 Squadron SAAF

Killed in aircraft accident, crashed into Rustfontein Dam, in AT-6 Harvard #7457. Busy with low level navigation exercises, plane descended too low in a turn and crashed into the water. Pilot drowned as the plane sank immediately.

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 Post subject: Re: AIRCRAFT CRASH 1969
PostPosted: 09 Oct 2020, 08:38 
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That link to the South Africa War Graves Project is an old one and no longer updated.

Check out the entry on the updated site where more info is visible as well as a photo of his grave in Krugersdorp Cemetery.
http://www.southafricawargraves.org/sea ... p?id=31254


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