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Last updated: 26 May 2019
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Date:Saturday 24 February 1996
Time:07:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Operator:South African Air Force - SAAF
Registration: 3010
C/n / msn: 20800160
First flight: 1989
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bulwer (   South Africa)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Margate Airport (MGH/FAMG), South Africa
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Cessna, operated by the 41st Squadron contacted a mountainside with the left wing tip. The aircraft spun and crash-landed in a valley near Bulwer. Visibility at the time of the accident was very low.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Scramble 246
» SAAF Attrition Summaries


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