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Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Datum:zaterdag 28 november 1987
Tijd:00:07 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-244B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:South African Airways - SAA
Registratie: ZS-SAS
Constructienummer: 22171/488
Bouwjaar: 1980-11-12 (7 years )
Aantal vlieguren:26743
Aantal vluchten:4877
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7Q
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 19 / inzittenden: 19
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 140 / inzittenden: 140
Totaal:slachtoffers: 159 / inzittenden: 159
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:250 km (156.3 mijl) SE van Mauritius [Indian Ocean] (   Indische Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Taipei-Chiang Kai Shek International Airport (TPE/RCTP), Taiwan
Vliegveld van aankomst:Mauritius-Plaisance International Airport (MRU/FIMP), Mauritius
Vluchtnummer:SA295
Beschrijving:
South African flight 295 took off from Taipei at 14:23, carrying 159 occupants and 6 pallets of cargo in the main deck cargo hold. At 23:49 the crew reported Mauritius Approach control they had a fire on board. An emergency descent to FL140 was carried out. Mauritius ATC cleared the aircraft to FL50, followed by a approach clearance. The captain's response was the last radio contact with SA295. It appeared that a fire had started in the cargo pallet at position PR. The aircraft had somehow lost control, broke up and crashed into the Ocean.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Fire of an unknown origin had possibly: 1) incapacitated the crew; 2) caused disorientation of the crew due to thick smoke; 3) caused crew distraction; 4) weakened the aircraft structure, causing an in-flight break-up.; 5) burned through several control cables; 6) caused loss of control due to deformation of the aircraft fuselage.



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BoI SA issued 8 Safety Recommendations
FAA issued 2 Airworthiness Directives
NTSB issued 3 Safety Recommendations

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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Taipei-Chiang Kai Shek International Airport en Mauritius-Plaisance International Airport bedraagt 8476 km (5298 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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