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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 17 June 2014
Time:ca 10:30
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: 3006
C/n / msn: 208-00136
First flight: 1988
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Lydenburg, Mpumalanga (   South Africa)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sabi Sabi Airport (GSS/FASE), South Africa
Destination airport:Lydenburg (FALL), South Africa
Narrative:
A Cessna 208 Caravan I operated by the South African Air Force crashed near Long Tom Pass in the Misty Mountain area near Lydenburg, South Africa. Three of the five occupants were killed.
The Caravan formed part of 41 Squadron that participated in an Operations Training Camp in the Lydenburg area.

Sources:
» eNews Channel Africa
» Steelburger
» The Citizen


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Distance from Sabi Sabi Airport to Lydenburg as the crow flies is 105 km (66 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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