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St Helena celebrates: charter plane lands with 60 passengers; RMS scheduled to depart Friday

Thursday, May 4th 2017 - 05:10 UTC
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British Overseas Territory of St Helena, an island in the middle of the south Atlantic, celebrated on Wednesday 3 May 2017, when a charter plane carrying 60 passengers landed at St Helena Airport at 1.55pm, helping to reestablish links with South Africa. Another good piece of news was that RMS St Helena, the regular connection with St Helena is scheduled to depart Cape Town on Friday. Read full article


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  • Idlehands

    What happened to the wind shear issue that was supposed to have turned it into a white elephant?

    May 04th, 2017 - 07:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    As I understand it- the windshear issue will vary day to day and hour to hour, but this type of airframe in particular does not require full runway length so can avoid the clifftop end where the windshear occurs and also has tailwind landing capacity up to a limit naturally - so is well suited to operate regularily there. Trouble was they contracted originally with a
    scheduled airline that has A320s - which need all the runway.

    May 04th, 2017 - 11:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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