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SA Airlink Plane makes Safe Landing in South Africa after Engine Shut Down

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
By George Hatcher
SA Airlink Plane makes Safe Landing in South Africa after Engine Shut Down

SA Airlink flight 4Z-8730/SA-8730 made a safe landing at O. R. Tambo International Airport, Gauteng, Johannesburg, South Africa, on May 18th. The Avro RJ-85, en-route from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, was mid-air when one of its engines emitted a huge bang followed by streak of flames, prompting the crew to shut the engine down. The... »

SA Airlink Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Johannesburg

Sunday, April 10, 2016
By George Hatcher

SA Airlink flight SA-8675 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Johannesburg, South Africa, on April 7th. The plane, en-route from Pretoria to Cape Town, South Africa, had to be diverted after one of the engines stopped working mid-air. The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

SA Airlink Grounded

Friday, December 25, 2009
By George Hatcher

What: SA Airlink Jetstream 41 en route from Nelspruit S Africa Where: Nelspruit When: Dec 23rd 2009 Who: not available Why: Prior to takeoff, the hand engine emitted smoke and the plane indicated low oil. Africa’s Civil Air authority grounded the fleet pending a solution from Honeywell and BAE Systems. Download article as PDF »

Another Unsafe African Flight Fright: Embraer

Monday, December 7, 2009
By George Hatcher
Another Unsafe African Flight Fright: Embraer

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Jason Whitebird What: SA South African Airlink Embraer ERJ-135 en route from Cape Town to George SA Where: George, S. Africa When: Dec 7th 2009 Who: 30 passengers and 3 crew Why: While landing during a light rain, the flight overran the wet runway,... »

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