It is 32 years since the plane crash on 12 April 1988 in which 13 jockeys, one trainer, five officials, two owners and three crew members lost their lives, returning from a race-meeting in Bloemfontein.
With South African racing in lockdown, the anniversary of the tragedy will pass remembered by family and friends. It is usually marked by a Turffontein race meeting.
The passenger log included twenty-four people, who all perished.
Keith Basel, Lawrence Riley, Johannes “Rooies” Fourie, Warren Baillie, Bennie de Wet, Greg Holme, Douglas Roper, Danny Lombard, John McMurtry, Mark Nel, Michael Coetzee, Simon Rahilly and Gordon Sterley.
Graham Kent, Dave Bullock, Henry Havergall, Ginger Masterton and Johannes van der Linden
Jacobus Viljoen and Neville Blignaut
Hennie van Wyk
- Air Crew:
Jacob Kalt, Harold Whitehead and Jacqueline Henderson.
We salute their memory.