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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.

 

Questions still being asked around SAAF 2012 Drakensberg crash

t’s more than four years since a South African Air Force (SAAF) C-47TP crashed in the Drakensberg, killing all 11 aboard. The families of some of the dead have approached a parliamentarian because they feel let down by the air force.

 

Three airforce members survive helicopter crash

Three members of the South African Air Force miraculously survived after the helicopter in which they were flying crashed near Clocolan in the eastern Free State.

 

More details of helicopter crash revealed

Three members of the Air Force miraculously escaped death when their helicopter appeared to clip a rock and crashed near Clocolan.

 

Kruger helicopter crash investigation reveals training and skills shortfalls

The official accident report into the March 2013 SA Air Force (SAAF) A109 helicopter crash in the Kruger National Park points to training and skills shortfalls as being contributing factors to the death of five people, including the flight crew.

 

Two injured in Airforce Cessna crash

The SAAF has confirmed that the two crew of a Cessna 208 Caravan that crashed on a private farm in the Cape have been hospitalised.

 

SAAF plane crashes near AFB Langebaanweg

Two people have been criically injured when a SAAF aircraft crashed this morning near AFB Langebaanweg.

 

Further details of Oryx taxy incident in the DRC revealed

Further details have been revealed about the incident in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last month when an Oryx helicopter suffered damage whilst preparing for take-off.

 

SAAF helicopter on UN mission in DRC damaged in taxying incident

No-one was injured when a SAAF Oryx helicopter suffered damaged to its\' nose on Saturday July 18 whilst operating in the DRC.

 

Air crash: Parents believe explanation doesn’t make sense

The Air Force told them only God has the answers why their son died in an airforce aircraft accident and that they should accept that.

 

Pilot chopper had been weak in flight school

The pilot of an Agusta 109 Air Force helicopter that crashed two years ago in the Kruger National Park with four soldiers on board, had already struggled during his basic flying training to get understanding of certain aspects of flight.

 

Airforce naval helicopter lands after indications of fire

A SAAF helicopter performed a precautionary landing on a golf course this afternoon when indications of a fire were detected.

 

Air Force on thin ice, experts say

According to pilots and technicians in the Air Force, these accidents should be a wake-up call to those making decisions for the military\'s budget.

 

SAAF names plane crash dead

The three SA Air Force members killed when their Cessna Caravan crashed in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, were named by the SA National Defence Force on Wednesday.

 

Air force crash mystery

By Graeme HoskenA routine air force training flight turned into a disaster yesterday morning when the aircraft crashed into an Mpumalanga mountain, killing its two crew and a passenger.The Cessna Caravan C208 from 41 Squadron, which is based at Wate...

 
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