Parliamentary Question: DoDMV: SA Air Force pilot


Mr J Selfe (DA) to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:
(1) (a) What is the name of the SA Air Force pilot who seized an aircraft to visit a friend in Botswana, (b) to which squadron does the pilot belong, (c) what kind of aircraft was seized,
(d) how many passengers were on the aircraft, (e) what was the outbound (i) departure and (ii) arrival point, (f) what was the inbound (i) departure and (ii) arrival point and (g) what (i) was the total cost and (ii) is the breakdown of the costs of the flight;
(2) whether any incidents of this nature have been recorded in the past; if so, what are the relevant details in each case? NW1004E


I wish to refer the Honourable member to my reply to question 287 on 14 March 2012, attached, wherein I indicated that a Board of Inquiry was convened on this matter. The Board of Inquiry has not concluded its work and I will provide information once I have a full report on this matter.