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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 14 July 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-AT Merlin IV
Operator:South African Air Force - SAAF
Registration: ZS-JLZ
C/n / msn: AT-040
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:S of Pretoria (   South Africa)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Waterkloof Air Force Base (WKF/FAWK), South Africa
Narrative:
Crashed following mid-air collision with Piper PA-31 Navajo ZS-KTX.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

Sources:
» SAAF Attrition Summaries


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