Democratic Alliance (Cape Town)

South Africa: We Must Know Why SAAF C-47 Crashed in the Drakensberg

press release

Photo: gvgoebel/flickr
Douglas C-47 Dakota

The DA welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, that a full Board of Inquiry will be convened to investigate the crash of the South African Air Force C-47 Dakota in the Drakensberg.

We have to get to the bottom of why the aircraft was allowed to operate in such poor weather conditions and what caused the aircraft to crash.

The DA extends its condolences to the family and friends of the eleven members of the defence force who died in the crash.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 Democratic Alliance. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.

InFocus

South Africans Aboard Crashed Military Plane Identified

Douglas C-47 Dakota

While the South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has ordered a full board of inquiry into the crash of the South African Air Force C-47 ... Read more »