Passengers on a recent Boeing 737 flight from Johannesburg terrified when aircraft suddenly nosedived
Safety scare as criminals supply dodgy parts to South African planes
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October 7, 2019 - for businesstech.co.za
An investigation into a recent Mango flight has raised serious safety concerns at the country's state-owned airlines.
Passengers on a recent Boeing 737 flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town were terrified when the aircraft suddenly nosedived, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing.
The nosedive has been blamed on a defective part in the Mango Airlines' Boeing 737, fitted at maintenance subsidiary SAA Technical.
SAA Technical provides all major maintenance for SAA, as well as a number of major European, African and Middle Eastern airlines.
Speaking to the Sunday Times, SAA said it had been infiltrated by an international crime syndicate that had looted hundreds of millions of rands through questionable tenders which include the supply of "possibly suspect" parts.
It added that a massive investigation involving international law enforcement and aviation regulatory authorities was underway into
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