Hein Kaiser
Journalist
3 minute read
18 Nov 2021
5:00 am

Report on SAA plane stalling just after takeoff, will never be open to public

Hein Kaiser

Mystery still surrounds what happened to flight SA4272 to Brussels on a vaccine run that saw both the departure and return flights clock incidents.

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The South African Civil Aviation Authority (Sacaa) says it will never publish its report on an incident in February inwhich a South African Airways Airbus A340-600 went into a stall shortly after takeoff from OR Tambo international airport – and a crash was only averted by automatic software. Mystery still surrounds what happened to flight SA4272 to Brussels on a vaccine run that saw both the departure and return flights clock incidents. Sacaa is not talking about the incident on local soil and despite SAA interim chief executive Thomas Kgokolo’s commitment in August to release information about the events “soon”,...