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Safety: SA airline grounded “indefinitely”

Safety: SA airline grounded “indefinitely”

WENDELL ROELF SOUTH AFRICA's civil aviation regulator grounded Comair's planes indefinitely over unresolved safety issues, in a move that also affects low-cost airline Kulula and British Airways, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded. A spokesperson for the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) said it had extended a 24-hour precautionary suspension of Comair's operator certificate indefinitely. The suspension was meant to end on Sunday, but Comair has not adequately addressed all the necessary safety issues, the SACAA said. "This morning we communicated to them (Comair) that their air operator certificate is now indefinitely suspended until they close all of the findings,"…
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Tragic death of five lifesavers

Tragic death of five lifesavers

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER SOUTH Africa is today mourning the deaths of four medics and a pilot who died on a mission to keep others alive. The five were killed enroute to KwaZulu Natal to pick up a critically ill patient. One of the doctors who died in the helicopter crash was part of a team that hours ealier had tried to save the life of Jackson Mthembu, the Minister in the Presidency, who died from COVID-19 complications at the Milpark Clinic in Johannesburg. Dr Kgopotso Rudolph Mononyane, an anaethetist from Johannesburg, delayed the team’s departure to KwaZulu-Natal so that he…
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