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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.

 

Another Agusta helicopter crashes

A SAAF Agusta A109 has crashed near Ballito on the KwaZulu Natal north coast.

 

Agusta's grounded

The Department of Defence has confirmed that a SAAF Agusta A109 helicopter crashed today during an exercise involving the SAPS.

 

SAAF helicopter crash?

Unconfirmed reports state that a SAAF Agusta A109 helicopter was involved in an incident this afternoon.

 

Transport aircrafts brakes catches alight

A CASA light transport aircraft has sustained damage after its brakes caught alight this morning.

 

Can damaged Hercules be repaired?

Damage to the Hercules transport aircraft that suffered a nose-gear collapse on 25 January may be more serious than initially thought.

 

Hercules suffers nose gear collapse

The main runway at AFB Waterkloof has been closed after a four-engine transport aircraft suffered a nose-gear collapse.

 

Mystery of jet's ejecting artist

The Department of Defence is still investigating how Barrydale artist Pieter van Tonder was ejected from one of their Silver Falcon aircraft last month.

 

Astra lands minus passenger

In a highly unusual incident, a SAAF Astra training aircraft landed with one person less than which it took off!

 

Bodies of missing crash victims found

The bodies of the two missing crew members of the Agusta A109 LUH which crashed on Tuesday were found earlier today.

 

Crash victims named

After a day and half of searching, emergency services have managed to recover the body of one of the Defence Force members that drowned in a helicopter crash on Tuesday.

 

'It was like watching a movie'

The body of one of the three South African Air Force (SAAF) members who drowned when their helicopter crashed into the Woodstock Dam near Bergville has been recovered.

 
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