Why did FlySafair plane’s electronics have a midair meltdown?


Why did FlySafair plane’s electronics have a midair meltdown?

Preliminary report points to what gave the pilots a stressful few minutes on the Joburg-Cape Town flight

Senior reporter

A multiple systems failure caused by a suspected electrical power disruption aboard a Flysafair Boeing 737-400, flying from Johannesburg to Cape Town, forced pilots to abort the flight just minutes after takeoff.

As flight FA-202, which had six crew and 130 passengers on board, began its takeoff from OR Tambo International Airport on September 16 at 7.43am, multiple warning lights flashed in the cockpit.

According to a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) preliminary report, which has launched an investigation into the “serious incident”, lights on a “master caution panel” showed multiple failures as the plane accelerated down the runway...

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