Date & Time: Dec 5, 2012 at 0945 LT
Operator:
Registration:
6840
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Waterkloof - Mthatha
MSN:
13866/25311
YOM:
1944
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
6
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
5
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
11
Circumstances:
Aircraft left Waterkloof AFB, south of Pretoria, around 0745LT on a flight to Mthatha. En route, crew encountered bad weather conditions and was forced to continue in IMC. While overflying the Drakensberg mountain range at an altitude of 11,000 feet, aircraft hit the ground and crashed. Debris were spotted one day later and all eleven occupants were killed.
Crew:
Major K. Misrole
Captain Z.M. Smith
Sergeant B.K. Baloyi
Sergeant E. Boes
Sergeant J.M. Mamabolo
Corporal L. Mofokeng
Passengers:
Sergeant L. Sobantu
Corporal N.W. Khomo
Corporal A. Matlaila
Corporal M.J. Mthomben
Lance-corporal N.K. Aphane.