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Pilots mourn ex-SAAF colleagues killed in Swartkop air crash

The death of two highly experienced former SA Air Force fighter pilots in a light aircraft crash at Swartkop Air Force Base in Pretoria on Wednesday has left the country's close-knit aviation fraternity reeling.

 

SAAF Museum aircraft in fatal crash

South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum aircraft crashed near AFB Swartkop this morning.

 

Wingtip damaged as airforce plane grazes building

A South African Air Force (SAAF) light transport aircraft damaged its wingtip whilst taxiing at Virginia Airport near Durban this past Saturday, March 6.

 

End of the runway for Hercules 403

It was, in retrospect, a somewhat ignominious end for a military aircraft that provided yeoman service over a 57-year period.

 

Crashed C-130BZ in DR Congo coming back to SA

The 28 Squadron C-130BZ Hercules (tail number 403) involved in a runway excursion in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in January will be brought back to South Africa.

 

Hercules in runway excursion at AFB Ysterplaat

A South African Air Force (SAAF) C-130BZ Hercules taxied off the runway at AFB Ysterplaat on Sunday morning.

 

SAAF Herc still languishing outside at Goma

Hercules C-130BZ (registration 403) is currently a coronavirus victim and has not been moved from where it unceremoniously stopped after a runway excursion in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) early in January.

 

SAAF Hercules in nose wheel collapse?

Unconfirmed reports indicate a SAAF C-130BZ Hercules having suffered a nose wheel collapse.

 

Crash-landed SAAF C-130 remains on edge of Goma runway

The C-130BZ Hercules transport aircraft of the South African Air Force (SAAF) that crash-landed at Goma airport in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in January remains on the edge of the runway nearly three months after the incident.

 

Forensic investigation into crashed C-130BZ underway

A forensics team arrived in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this week to start the laborious task of investigating a damaged SA Air Force (SAAF) C-130BZ Hercules for clues to the reason for its runway excursion earlier this month.

 

Update: SAAF C-130BZ Hercules crash lands in DRC

A C-130BZ Hercules transport aircraft of the South African Air Force (SAAF) crash landed at Goma airport in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Thursday.

 

SAAF Hercules crashes on landing at Goma, DRC

A SAAF C-130BZ Hercules has crashed on landing at Goma International Airport in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) this afternoon.

 

Helicopter crash near Centurion

A SAAF light helicopter has crashed near the R101 between Ruimte and Wierda Ave in the Centurion area.

 

2 SANDF members seriously injured in helicopter crash

Two members of the South African National Defence Force have been airlifted to a military hospital in Pretoria following a helicopter crash in Zwartkop.

 

SAAF helicopter damaged during capability demonstration

A South African Air Force (SAAF) Oryx medium-transport helicopter was damaged when it landed hard during an Air Capability Demonstration yesterday.

 

Air power capability display marred by Oryx "hard landing"

Tuesday's SA Air Force (SAAF) air power capability display in Limpopo was marred by an Oryx emergency landing, fortunately with no injuries.

 

SAAF helicopter damaged in DRC evading ground fire

A SAAF helicopter was slightly damaged whilst evading ground fire in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday.

 

Emergency landing for military helicopter in Margate, KZN

A military helicopter made an emergency landing near the Margate whale deck earlier today.

 

No damage in Airforce cargo plane taxiway excursion

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.

 

Mystery surrounds airforce cargo plane off taxiway

The circumstances surrounding the taxiing incident where a South African Air Force (SAAF) cargo plane ran off a taxiway this past week is still a mystery.

 

Update: Eight injured after Cape Oryx flies through wires

The South African Air Force (SAAF) helicopter that crashed on the N1 highway just outside Cape Town on Sunday morning was transporting a helicopter engine when if flew through newly erected wires.

 

Eight injured in airforce helicopter crash near Worcester

Eight people were injured after a military helicopter crashed near the N1 at the Huguenot tunnel outside Cape Town on Sunday.

 

2012 C-47TP Drakensberg crash was avoidable - Inquiry

The Board of Inquiry (BOI) report into the crash on 5 December 2012 of a South African Air Force (SAAF) C-47TP Dakota near Giant's Castle in the Drakensberg finds that the accident was mainly caused by human error and was avoidable.

 

SAAF bringing C212 back into service?

The South African Air Force may be bringing an accident-damaged CASA 212 light transport aircraft back into service. It currently has two airworthy examples.

 

Drakensberg C-47TP crash investigation completed and reviewed

The investigation in the crash that claimed the lives of 11 SA Air Force (SAAF) members and the loss of C47TP (tail number 6890) more than five years ago was completed 11 months after the crash in October 2013.

 
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