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Date: Aircraft: Serial: Unit: Involved: Location: Circumstances:
28 Oct 2009
PC-7 Mk II (Astra)
2030 CFS 2 OK Langebaan, Cape West Coast A member of the Silver Falcons aerobatic team was flying with a passenger in the rear seat. As the aircraft rolled inverted, the passenger grabbed onto the ejection seat handle an unintentionally initiated the ejection seat. The aircraft landed safely. The passenger was picked up by helicopter.
15 Jan 2008
PC-7 Mk II (Astra)
2044 TFDC 1 K AFB Overberg Crashed shortly after take-off for a ferry flight to AFB Langebaanweg when the aircraft rolled inverted. The pilot had suffered a severe heart attack on take-off.
8 Apr 2005
PC-7 Mk II (Astra)
2016 CFS 1 K Near Lichtenburg (North West) The pupil pilot died after ejecting in an inverted attitude at low level whilst lost on a solo navigational training flight. It is reported that the pupil had 'failed his exams on more than one occasion'.
27 Sep 2004
PC-7 Mk II (Astra)
2017 CFS OK AFB Langebaanweg The student, who was earlier allowed to continue his training despite failing numerous exams, pulled up the air brake while he was supposed to take off again directly after landing. A crosswind aggravated the problem, and the aircraft ended up making a crash landing.

The undercarriage and nose-wheel was ripped off, the propeller stuck in the ground, and one wing damaged. Subsequently rebuilt with the wings of Astra 2026.
1 Sep 1998
PC-7 Mk II (Astra)
2014 CFS 2 OK AFB Louis Trichardt Hit ant eater running across runway at AFB Louis Trichardt, causing significant damage. Aircraft repaired. Exact date uncertain.
1 Sep 1998
PC-7 Mk II (Astra)
2025 CFS 2 OK AFB Louis Trichardt Aircraft hit Cheetah running across the runway. Aircraft repaired.
15 May 1997
PC-7 Mk II (Astra)
2032 CFS 2 OK CFS Langebaanweg Damaged in belly landing.
3 Feb 1997
PC-7 Mk II (Astra)
2021 CFS 2 OK "Vrede" farm at Eendekuil, between Citrusdal & Piketburg Whilst performing a training flight, the aircraft could not be recovered from an inverted flat spin manoeuvre. The student and instructor ejected safely.
17 Oct 1996
PC-7 Mk II (Astra)
2054 CFS 2 OK Near Darling Force landed on a gravel road outside Darling when engine malfunctioned during acceptance flight. Aircraft incurred only minor damage.
8 Nov 1995
PC-7 Mk II (Astra)
2018 CFS / Astra Aer 1 OK Near Darling While practising for an upcoming airshow, 2018 (No 6) moved out, to the right and upward, bumping into 2022 (No 2) on the left side of the vertical stabiliser. The pilot of 2018 was able to land safely.
8 Nov 1995
PC-7 Mk II (Astra)
2022 CFS / Astra Aer 1 OK Near Darling While practising for an upcoming airshow, 2018 (No 6) moved out, to the right and upward, bumping into 2022 (No 2) on the left side of the vertical stabiliser, causing significant structural damage. Unable to maintain control, the pilot of 2022 ejected successfully.