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flight support aircraft - Cape to Cairo Challenge RIP

Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:20 pm

Sad news on Facebook feed tonight.
anybody know what aircraft type was the support aircraft ?

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U Dream Global: Cape to Cairo Challenge is devastated to report that there has been an accident of the flight support aircraft and that the Project Directors, Des Werner and Werner Froneman, have lost their lives. No one else was involved in the accident.
We kindly request everybody’s understanding at this incredibly difficult time.
Our love and thoughts go to Des and Werner’s friends and families.

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Unread post by Brand » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:25 pm

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Unread post by 340_co-jock » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:31 pm

Absolutely devastating news. RIP Werner and Des!
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Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:46 pm

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A small plane crashed in Tabora Tanzania, kills a pilot and one passenger. There were only two souls on board.

According to the news, the aircraft was flying from Uganda to Malawi and it had made an emergency stop in Tabora due to Technical problem before departing again and later faced with the fatal accident.
More info and details shall be updated as we get them.

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Unread post by LowFlyingDuck » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:02 am

This is tragic news. Des had contacted me for some routing advice during the trip up to Cairo, as they were having a tough time getting clearances and fuel organised in some places. He worked incredibly hard to make the whole thing happen and was very proud of everything the kids had achieved. For this to happen on the way back down is incredibly sad.

Condolences to the family. :(
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Unread post by Dragon » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:09 am

This one is tough on me I knew Des very well and it’s hurting, but I would love to know what happened ?
Absolutely tragic. What a special person. If any one has any more info that is maybe not for mass media, please PM me. Thoughts are with Belinda and the family.
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Unread post by RyanAllkins » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:42 am

This is truly very sad. Not coming to terms with it. RIP Des and condolences to the families. This is just awful
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Unread post by Grandvan » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:44 am

I am absolutely devastated. Des was one of the most amazing and helpful guys that I have ever met in my 35 years in the industry. My heart goes out to Belinda and the rest of the family. With both Des and Werner in the cockpit, I would have guessed that they would have been the last to be caught out by a mundane emergency so whatever happened it must have happened quickly with little time to react.
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Unread post by Ray W » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:46 am

This is terrible news. RIP. My condolences to all the families and friends involved.
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Unread post by stefanlfouche » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:39 am

Romeo E.T. wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:20 pm
Sad news on Facebook feed tonight.
anybody know what aircraft type was the support aircraft ?

https://www.facebook.com/buildourplane/ ... 93/?type=3
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U Dream Global: Cape to Cairo Challenge is devastated to report that there has been an accident of the flight support aircraft and that the Project Directors, Des Werner and Werner Froneman, have lost their lives. No one else was involved in the accident.
We kindly request everybody’s understanding at this incredibly difficult time.
Our love and thoughts go to Des and Werner’s friends and families.

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Unread post by vlammie » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:02 am

Tragic! RIP!🙏 I wonder what technical problem they had that forced them to make a emergency landing, and then how it was remedied to take off again?
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Unread post by ZS-Pickle » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:50 am

I am absolutely devastated by this news. He was a family man to the latter supporting Meg in everyway possable to achieve the amazing feat to fly Cape to Cairo. Not to mention the main drive behind his dream for those youngsters who participated to get involved in aviation
To Belinda and the kids I share my deepest sympathies
RIP Des And Werner
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Unread post by V5 - LEO » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:54 am

....sad, RIP gents. Must have been a major malfunction as the Sling is renowned for being a solid aircraft!?
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Unread post by flypiper » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:15 am

Hi Gents ,

Can somebody give us background on this trip im in the dark or dit i mis something ?

Thanks .
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Unread post by Nigel » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:16 am

I'm saddened to hear this. Des was one of the jump pilots at Witbank early in his career.
He flew our C205 ZS-DRP.
He was one of my role models when I took up flying. Lovely guy and always a smile.

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