The 747-200, registered as ZS-SAS, operated flight 295 on Nov. 28, 1987 (Photo: Pedro Aragao [CC BY-SA 3.0 (, CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons)

The Disappearance of South African’s ‘Helderberg:’ A Look Back on the 30th Anniversary

November 28 will mark the 30 year anniversary of one of the most intriguing and controversial mysteries in aviation: the crash of South African Airways flight 295. What started as a routine flight from Taiwan to South Africa would perplex investigators and strain relations in an already divided nation. The crash fueled speculation about South Africa's apartheid government, and the full details of the crash are still not known to this day. A Look Back in History On the evening…