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Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 3 March 2016
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: 3004
MSN: 20800130
First flight: 1988
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Langebaanweg Air Force Base (   South Africa)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Langebaanweg Air Force Base (SDB/FALW), South Africa
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A South African Air Force Caravan aircraft crash landed on a private farm just past midnight whilst on a routine night flying exercise at Air Force Base Langebaanweg. The pilots were recovered by the Base Rescue Capability. Both pilots sustained varying degrees of injuries and they are currently hospitalized.

Sources:
» Department of Defence S.A. Statement


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accident date: 03-03-2016
type: Cessna 208 Caravan I
registration: 3004
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accident date: 03-03-2016
type: Cessna 208 Caravan I
registration: 3004
 

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