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Airlink Flight 8911

Index Airlink Flight 8911

Airlink Flight 8911 was a positioning flight from Durban International Airport to Pietermaritzburg Airport, South Africa, that crashed into the grounds of Merebank Secondary School, Durban shortly after take-off on 24 September 2009, injuring the three occupants of the aircraft and one on the ground. [1]

13 relations: Aircraft registration, Airlink, British Aerospace, British Aerospace Jetstream 41, Coordinated Universal Time, Durban, Durban International Airport, Flight recorder, Heritage Day (South Africa), Hydraulic rescue tools, Pietermaritzburg, Pietermaritzburg Airport, South African Civil Aviation Authority.

Aircraft registration

Every civil aircraft must be marked prominently on its exterior by an alphanumeric string, indicating its country of registration and its unique serial number.

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Airlink

SA Airlink (Pty) Ltd., known and trading simply as Airlink, is an airline based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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British Aerospace

British Aerospace plc (BAe) was a British aircraft, munitions and defence-systems manufacturer.

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British Aerospace Jetstream 41

The British Aerospace Jetstream 41 is a turboprop-powered feederliner and regional airliner, designed by British Aerospace as a "stretched" version of the popular Jetstream 31.

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Coordinated Universal Time

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Durban

Durban (eThekwini, from itheku meaning "bay/lagoon") is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal and the third most populous in South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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Durban International Airport

Durban International Airport (formerly Louis Botha Airport) was the international airport of Durban from 1951 until 2010, when it was replaced by King Shaka International Airport, to the north.

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Flight recorder

A flight recorder is an electronic recording device placed in an aircraft for the purpose of facilitating the investigation of aviation accidents and incidents.

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Heritage Day (South Africa)

Heritage Day is a South African public holiday celebrated on 24 September.

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Hydraulic rescue tools

Hydraulic rescue tools are used by emergency rescue personnel to assist vehicle extrication of crash victims, as well as other rescues from small spaces.

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Pietermaritzburg

Pietermaritzburg (Zulu: umGungundlovu) is the capital and second-largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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Pietermaritzburg Airport

Pietermaritzburg Airport is the primary airport serving the city of Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas, including the Midlands and the outer west suburbs of Durban.

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South African Civil Aviation Authority

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA or CAA) is the South African national aviation authority, overseeing civil aviation and governing investigations of aviation accidents and incidents.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airlink_Flight_8911

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