Question NW2226 to the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

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07 July 2015 - NW2226

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Groenewald, Dr PJ to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans

(1)Whether the pilot of the Agusta helicopter that crashed in the Kruger National Park had passed all his training exams at the first attempt; if not, which exams were repeated and how many times were the specified exams repeated; (2) whether any problems were experienced with the pilot and recorded on his flight record, where he was addressed regarding certain procedures that he did not observe; if so, (a) what were the problems and (b) how were they addressed; (3) whether the commission of inquiry into the flying accident has been finalised; if not, why not; if so, what were the findings of the investigation; (4) whether she will make a statement on the matter?


The Board of Inquiry (BOI) on this matter is in its final stages of completion; the relevant replies to the Questions will be provided as soon as the process is concluded.

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