The South African Civil Aviation Authority says it is growing increasingly concerned about the number of air safety incidents and accidents in the country. This, News24 reports, after its investigation division reported 161 accidents in the 2021/22 financial year in the general aviation sector, a 66% increase compared to the previous financial year. While the number of fatal accidents and fatalities in the general aviation sector the past year has fallen by 25% and 26% respectively, serious incidents in the airline sector leading to landings at unplanned destinations are increasing, something they say say “cannot be overlooked”.
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