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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...


Three kiled, two injured in Caravan crash

Three people died when a Cessna aircraft crashed inear Lydenburg this morning.


Hawks "subjected to a precautionary stop-fly"

By Kim HelfrichA landing incident involving a Hawk jet trainer at AFB Makhado late last month did not lead to the SA Air Force’s (SAAF) entire Hawk fleet being grounded. “The fleet was subjected to a precautionary stop-fly in accord...


Hawk fleet grounded after accident

The SAAF has ground their Hawk trainer fleet following the crash of a jet whilst landing last Thursday.


Hawk training jet damaged in landing accident

A SAAF Hawk training jet was badly damaged in a landing incident on Thursday.


Agusta A109 in landing incident

A SAAF Agusta A109 helicopter has suffered minor damage in a landing incident at AFS PE on 5 February.


Air Force asks DNA sample

The air force 's flight crew members now as part of their medical screening a DNA sample and dental records for a database provides .


Drama in air at demonstration day

A tool box crushed two vertebrae in the back of a female captain and broke the ankle of a load master when the Hercules C-130 cargo plane in which they were flying went into a screaming, out-of-control nose dive at a military show at Roodewal shooting ran


Crash pilot almost failed

The airforce pilot that crashed an Agusta helicopter in the Kruger National Park in March had a volatile history as a pilot.


Heli crash: Captain to be a father

The captain that died in a helicopter crash in the Kruger National Park on Saturday night would have been a father for the first time in two months time.


Troops saw comrades die

Soldiers curbing rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park on Sunday night heard and saw an airforce helicopter with five of their colleagues crash and explode.


5 die in Kruger chopper crash

ive people died when a helicopter crashed in the Kruger National Park on Saturday evening, the SANDF said.


Drakensberg crash board of enquiry still underway

While the Minister might want speedy delivery of the preliminary report into the Drakensberg C-47TP crash the SAAF will be as "thorough as possible" in its investigations Deputy Chief Major General Jerry Malinga said.


Mthatha airport claims another aircraft

In the space of two months, the small provincial airport has been associated with three incidents involving SAAF aircraft.


SAAF CASA 212 a write-off

The SAAF has to all intents and purposes lost a quarter of its medium transport capability following a hard landing by a CASA 212.


Airforce aircraft in landing accident

A South African Air Force transport plane was involved in a landing incident at Bloemfontein this morning.


Dakota crash victims honoured

A suitably sombre Memorial Service was held at AFB Ysterplaat on Wednesday 12 December in memory of the victims of the South African Airforce aircraft that crashed last week.


Plane wreckage found in Drakensberg

The SA Air Force military plane carrying an estimated 11 people that went missing en route from Pretoria to Mthatha in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday has been found.


SAAF Dakota missing

A search and rescue mission is underway for a missing South African Air Force Dakota transport aircraft.


SAAF aircraft leaves runway at Mthatha

News reports have stated that a South African Air Force C-47TP TurboDak suffered a landing incident at Mthatha Airport this morning.


SAAF reveals cause of A109 crashes

The three A109 Light Utility Helicopter crashes were caused by mechanical failure and pilot error, but all technical problems have been resolved, the chief of the SAAF has said.


Another SAAF helicopter down?

It is rumoured that a Rooivalk attack helicopter was damaged last week when it flew through electrical cables.


SAAF plane crashes on Kei Mouth exercise

SAAF members were tested on more than just combat at the weekend when their plane crashed outside Kei Mouth during an exercise.


Crew safe after airforce plane crashes

The crew of a South African Air Force light transport aircraft survived with light injuries when their aircraft crashed today.

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