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No damage in Airforce cargo plane taxiway excursion

Date: 29 March 2018

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By Dean Wingrin

It would appear that the incident involving a South African Air Force (SAAF) cargo plane which ran off a taxiway in Bloemfontein this past Monday resulted in no damage to the aircraft.

We reported that a photo had emerged of an Airbus C212 light transport aircraft (serial 8010) stopped partly off a narrow taxiway with its starboard (right) undercarriage stuck in mud. The port (left) undercarriage was still on the narrow taxiway whilst the threshold of a runway is in the background, indicating that the aircraft may have just landed and turned off the runway onto the taxiway when the incident occurred. A large puddle of water is seen at the intersection of the runway and taxiway.

Despite repeated requests via multiple channels, the SAAF has still not released any information or acknowledged the incident.

However, an independent source has stated that the 44 Squadron operated aircraft did not sustain any damage. It was pulled back onto the taxiway, the mud was washed off and the aircraft inspected but no damage found. The aircraft was back in the air a short while afterwards.

The cause of the taxiway excursion is not yet known.

 

 

 


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