Report of the Board of Inquiry into the Helderberg air disaster
|Report of the Board of Inquiry into the Helderberg air disaster (1990)
||Foreword and Synopsis →|
South African Airways Flight 295, an aircraft called the Helderberg, in the Indian Ocean near Mauritius on 28 November 1987. The board, which was chaired by Justice Cecil Margo, did not determine the cause of the fire which led to the crash. As a result various theories have since been advanced, including allegations that the Helderberg was illictly carrying military material and that the board was complicit in covering this up.
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|The Hon. Mr Justice C S Margo||[South Africa]|
|Mr G N Tompkins, Jr||[United States of America]|
|Mr G C Wilkinson||[United Kingdom]|
|The Hon. Mr Justice H Goburdhun||[Mauritius]|
|Dr Y Funatsu||[Japan]|
|Mr L Lung||[Republic of China]|
|Dr J Gilliland||[South Africa]|
|Mr J J S Germishuys||[South Africa]|
|Appendix "A"||—||Plan of wreckage distribution||1 –||5|
|Appendix "B"||—||Layout of interior of aircraft||6|
|Appendix "C"||—||Details of wreckage items including report of manufacturer of engines||7 –||17|
|Appendix "C"bis||—||Drawing of the lower aft fuselage structure (Target 244)||18|
|Appendix "D"||—||Emergency check lists||19 –||20|
|Appendix "E"||—||NTSB Safety Recommendations to FAA, May 16th 1988||21 –||24|
|Appendix "F"||—||FAA's "Evaluation of Transport Airplane Main Deck Cargo Compartment Fire Protection Certification Procedure"||25 –||51|
|Appendix "G"||—||FAA's NRPM, July 8th 1988||52 –||78|
|Appendix "H"||—||FAA's AD 89-18-12 R1, August 10th 1989||79 –||83|
|Appendix "I"||—||Oxygen supply selections||84|
|Appendix "J"||—||Comments of NTSB on Draft Final Report||85 –||86|
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