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1983 SAA Flight  
User currently offlineChefDeCabin From Germany, joined Sep 2005, 1 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

Hi everybody,

I think it was the 10 or 12.12.1983, I flew with SAA from Frankfurt to Johannesburg, we did a stop somewhere, I think it was Isladosol or something like that.
Does anybody here know the 3 Letter code for that Airport is and is it possible to find out what the Registration of the Aircraft was?
It can only be either:
ZS-SAS Helderberg B747-244BM or
ZS-SAR Waterberg B747-244BM.

I would be very happy if someone could help me.

Thanks

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User currently offlineUpperDeck79 From Finland, joined Feb 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

Quoting ChefDeCabin (Thread starter):
I think it was Isladosol or something like that.
Does anybody here know the 3 Letter code for that Airport

Maybe Ilha do Sal? The main airport of Cape Verde:

Sal Amilcar Cabral International - SID


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User currently offlineSpinkid From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1070 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

could well be Cape Verde. My mother flew there on South African around that same time period. I remember her telling me she was the only one getting off the plane there while the plane continued on to South Africa.

User currently offlineVoyager From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

The Helderberg - May she and all the people who travelled on her rest in peace

User currently offlineUpperDeck79 From Finland, joined Feb 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1771 times:

It's so strange to see boarding done from the right side of the plane!


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

Did all FRA flights stop at SID that time? If not mistaken, some of their European routes also went via Las Palmas.


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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3432 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1727 times:
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Quoting Swissgabe (Reply 5):
Did all FRA flights stop at SID that time? If not mistaken, some of their European routes also went via Las Palmas.

IIRC, prior to the introduction of SA's B743's, basically all European flights stopped over at SID, Las Palmas or ABJ.


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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6265 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

Most if not all SAA flights DID stop in Sal for a long time, and even the 747-400's did until recently on their way to North America until it was switched to Accra or Dakar. Not sure if any still do...none of the ones I fly on do, but a lot of times I go via Europe instead of nonstop to South Africa from USA

User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3432 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1693 times:
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Quoting SW733 (Reply 7):
Most if not all SAA flights DID stop in Sal for a long time, and even the 747-400's did until recently on their way to North America until it was switched to Accra or Dakar. Not sure if any still do...

SA service via SID to ATL, will end on June 30, 2006 - the end of an era. From then on, JNB-IAD-JNB will run via DKR, just like the SA JFK flights.


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

Round that time, when the combi's were introduced, one of the FRA flights used to operate FRA-SID-WDH-JNB, to serve the German community living in Namibia (SWA as it was then). The only European flights that didn't stop in SID or LPA were one of the LON flights (stopped in ABJ once weekly), and the SP flights to ROM/ATH/TLV that would stop in LIS. At one stage there was a a FRA-MAD-JNB SP flight as well.

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8413 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1534 times:
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Quoting Swissgabe (Reply 5):
Did all FRA flights stop at SID that time? If not mistaken, some of their European routes also went via Las Palmas.

I remember stopping in LIS on the way to FRA.

Quoting UpperDeck79 (Reply 4):
It's so strange to see boarding done from the right side of the plane!

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