Rooivalk accident

The South African Air Force Headquarters in Pretoria confirms that at approximately 12h00 on Wednesday, 03 August 2005 a Rooivalk attack helicopter based at 16 Squadron at Air Force Base Bloemspruit in Bloemfontein was involved in a flying accident. The helicopter was on a scheduled routine flight when a possible technical malfunction occurred initiating a chain of events which caused the accident. The crew of two was not injured in the accident, however, as part of standard procedure, they were referred for medical examinations. 

A board of Inquiry has been convened to investigate the causes that led to the accident.  

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