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South African Airways Flight 295 Jesse Russell

South African Airways Flight 295

Jesse Russell

Published July 10th 2012
ISBN : 9785511081120
Paperback
78 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! South African Airways Flight 295 (flown by a Boeing 747 named The Helderberg) was a commercial flight that suffered a catastrophic in-flight fire in the cargo area and crashed into the Indian Ocean east ofMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! South African Airways Flight 295 (flown by a Boeing 747 named The Helderberg) was a commercial flight that suffered a catastrophic in-flight fire in the cargo area and crashed into the Indian Ocean east of Mauritius on 28 November 1987, killing everyone on board. An extensive salvage operation was mounted in order to try to recover the flight data recorders, one of which was successfully recovered from a depth of 4,900 metres (16,100 ft)-the deepest successful salvage operation ever conducted. The official inquiry, headed by Judge Cecil Margo, was unable to determine the cause of the fire, leading to a number of conspiracy theories being advanced in the following years.