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No legal use of drones in SA any time soon

2014-06-04 08:41

The SACAA says it is looking at interim guidelines to approve drone usage on a case-by-case basis - but it will not rush the process.

Aircraft missing in Eastern Cape

2014-01-30 17:00

A search has been launched for a single-seater light aircraft that went missing near Alexandria in the Eastern Cape.

CAA rejects airworthiness claim

2013-10-17 15:03

Aviation safety regulations have come under scrutiny, after Parliament questioned the number of airworthy certificated issued by the South African Civil Aviation Authority.

Fatal air crashes rise to 20 - CAA

2013-09-27 22:43

The number of reported fatal aircraft accidents in South Africa has jumped to 20 last year, from 15 the year before.

Zuma wary of impact of probes on SA, India ties

2013-05-03 22:11
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President Jacob Zuma has welcomed the investigations into the landing of a Gupta family-chartered jet at Waterkloof Air Base, but emphasised that it should not impact negatively on the relations between SA and India.

Body recovered in North West air crash

2013-04-17 14:20

A body has been recovered from the Modimola Dam, in Mmabatho, after an aircraft crash, North West police say.

Fatal light aircraft crash to be probed

2013-01-10 13:29

The Civil Aviation Authority says its investigators are on their way to the scene where a light aircraft crashed in the Western Cape, leaving two people dead.

Lasers a threat to aircraft safety: CAA

2012-08-01 14:31

The number of incidents of laser lights being used against aircraft is increasing, and causing a threat to safety, says the SA Civil Aviation Authority.

2 die in 3rd KZN plane crash in a week

2012-05-05 09:20

Two people have been confirmed dead after their Cessna 206 crashed into a plantation near Greytown, in the third air crash in KwaZulu-Natal in a week.

Plane slices woman in half on runway

2012-03-28 09:03
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The Civil Aviation Authority is investigating after a light aircraft coming in to land at the Ermelo airstrip hit a woman as she ran across the runway.

CAA investigating Centurion plane crash

2011-12-15 19:26

Investigations are underway after a plane crash landed onto a car in Centurion, the Civil Aviation Authority has said.

Planes clipped trees before crash

2011-09-21 22:40

Some "pre-impact marks" were found on tall trees after a twin aircraft crash outside Tzaneen, the SA Civil Aviation Authority has said in a preliminary report.

Memorial for plane crash victims

2011-08-21 08:18

A memorial service for the 13 people who died in a twin aircraft crash near Tzaneen will be held at the Rand Airport, say airport officials.

Plane crashes: 13 victims named

2011-08-16 16:22

Authorities have released the names of all 13 people who died when two Albatross aircraft crashed on Mamotswiri Peak in Limpopo.

Cause of UCT chopper crash still unknown

2011-08-03 11:37

Civil Aviation Authority inspectors have said they have “no idea” yet what could have been the cause of a helicopter crash at the University of Cape Town’s main campus.

Only SAA allows cellphones on flights

2011-05-06 16:54

The Civil Aviation Authority says only South African Airways has an exemption to test the feasibility of passengers using cellphones during flights.

Union says SAA ultra-long flight unsafe

2011-05-04 16:44

The SA Transport and Allied Workers Union says SAA should not have been granted permission for a non-stop Johannesburg-New York flight.

New frequency for Cape Town airport

2011-03-10 18:59

The radio frequency for Cape Town International Airport has changed from 126.5 MHz to 131.125 MHz to minimise technical issues and free up airspace.

CAA gets travel security notice

2010-11-03 22:23

The SA Civil Aviation Authority says it has received a notice from the US on emergency amendments to its air travel security following terror scares in Europe.

Rhino poaching - vets arrested

2010-09-20 23:00

Two well-known veterinarians from Modimolle in Limpopo have been arrested over their alleged involvement in "hundreds of incidents" of rhino poaching.

CAA tries to avert airport strike

2010-07-08 16:39

The Civil Aviation Authority has been locked in a meeting with Satawu negotiators to try to avert a strike over wage increments.

SA pilots go to court

2010-06-15 12:52

An aircraft and pilots' association intends on taking South Africa's aviation authorities to court over "draconian airspace closures".

Vuvuzelas not welcome on planes

2010-05-21 09:39

Blowing a vuvuzela on an SAA flight could land you behind bars, as you could be seen to be contravening laws covering disruptions on flights.

Sacaa: SA airports' runways safe

2010-05-10 22:16

South African airports' runways are "generally" in a good state and compliant with International Civil Aviation Organisation requirements, the SA Civil Aviation Authority says.

 

Pilot made mayday call before Wonderboom crash

2014-01-28 16:57

Moments before a light aircraft crashed at Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria, killing one, the pilot had made a distress call.

Half of SA aviation industry flying illegally

2013-10-16 08:56

Of the 12 500 aircraft currently listed on the Civil Aviation Authority’s flight register, only 5 300 have airworthiness certificates.

False hijack alert causes alarm at SAA

2013-08-06 22:03

A hijack notification, to a flight en route from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth, has caused alarm at SAA, spokesperson Tlali Tlali says. It was the second on is as many months.

R80 000 fine for Gupta jet operator

2013-05-03 18:29
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The Gupta family chartered jet's operator has been fined R80 000 because the aircraft did not have a foreign operator permit, the Civil Aviation Authority says.

DRC plane crash claims 36

2013-03-04 21:01

The crash of a Fokker aircraft of CAA in the eastern city of Goma has killed 36 passengers, but 4 survived.

1time jet has engine problems - again

2012-08-20 23:00

A 1Time aircraft recently forced to do an emergency landing after an engine failed, has experienced engine difficulties again, the airline says.

2 hurt in Midrand helicopter crash

2012-05-27 16:47

Two men have been severely injured after their helicopter crashed near Grand Central airport in Midrand, paramedics say.

Hot air balloon crash being probed

2012-04-16 11:39

The Civil Aviation Authority is investigating how a private hot air balloon flew into power cables at a Stellenbosch wine estate and crashed to the ground, injuring four people.

Man suspended over Facebook post

2012-02-09 10:49
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A senior inspector at the Civil Aviation Authority has been suspended after he allegedly wrote negative comments about his seniors in a Facebook status update.

Human error caused Durban plane crash

2011-10-04 19:30

A 2009 plane crash in Merebank, Durban, happened because the pilot switched off the aircraft's only functioning engine, according to a SA Civil Aviation Authority report.

Joburg flying school facing non-safety claims

2011-08-25 14:13

The SA Civil Aviation Authority says it has conducted an inspection at the Johannesburg School of Flying which has been accused of putting students in danger in order to cut costs.

Plane crash investigation continues

2011-08-17 13:59

On-site investigations into the twin plane accident northeast of Tzaneen in Limpopo are continuing, says the Civil Aviation Authority.

Chopper crash survivor recounts ordeal

2011-08-05 09:39

A passenger on the helicopter which crashed at UCT says there was a deathly silence on board as the pilot lost control and the chopper fell to the ground.

Only SAA allows cellphones on flights

2011-05-06 16:54

The Civil Aviation Authority says only South African Airways has an exemption to test the feasibility of passengers using cellphones during flights.

Civil Aviation Authority denies corruption

2011-05-04 18:57

The CAA and the transport department have denied allegations of corruption over the exemption granted to SA Airways for its ultra-long flights to New York.

SAA ultra-long flights unsafe: Satawu

2011-05-04 16:35
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Ultra-long flights to New York by SA Airways show "a flagrant disregard" for the safety of passengers and crew members, says the SA Transport and Allied Workers Union.

Temporary chief for aviation authority

2011-01-12 12:36

A department of transport official has been named interim head of the Civil Aviation Authority.

SA air safety much improved

2010-10-13 21:44

South Africa’s aviation authorities have improved safety within the country to such an extent that there are no major deficiencies, says an official.

SACAA workers to down tools

2010-07-09 18:46

Hundreds of workers at the SA Civil Aviation Authority will go on strike over wages after management and union Satawu failed to reach an agreement.

1Time plane makes emergency landing

2010-06-23 18:58

A 1Time aircraft has had to return to King Shaka Airport outside Durban immediately after take-off because of problems with the landing gear, the CAA says.

Airport restriction lifted

2010-05-27 16:04

The South African Civil Aviation has lifted the restriction on the use of the George Airport runway during wet conditions.

Instructor dies in helicrash

2010-05-15 17:16

A 50-year-old flight instructor has died and his passenger has been injured after a microlite helicopter crashed at Heidehof, Western Cape police say.

CAA approves glider aircraft

2010-04-14 16:01

The country's first designed and manufactured glider aircraft has been given the stamp of approval by the SA Civil Aviation Authority.

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