Helderberg: The smoke slowly clears

2013-11-27 00:00

ON November 27, 1987, South African Airways Flight 295, a Boeing 747-244B Combi named Held­erberg, took off from Taipei Chiang Kai Shek International Airport in Taiwan at 2.23 pm, bound for Johannesburg via Mauritius carrying 140 passengers and 19 crew.

Three minutes later, the Helderberg crashed into the Indian Ocean 248 kilometres north-east of Mauritius. All 159 people on board were killed.

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