E Med Res24 working on retrieving black box data

August 23, 2015, 10:48am

E Med Res24 working on retrieving black box data

The CEO of the Prosperity Group owning E Med Res24, has just told Namib Times that they've appointed a legal team to help them in their quest to get access to the last conversations on the black box of the air ambulance that crashed early Sunday Morning near Cape Town, killing the 5 people on board. Bertus Struwig says he is shocked and very disappointed with the way in which the Airport Authorities and the SA Minister of Transport have behaved the past week, and with the lack of transparency surrounding this disaster. He says they know that there's been grave problems surrounding the radar systems at the airport during the time of landing, and they want to know exactly what transpired during those final fatal moments - seemingly there was a go-slow under airport personnel, and they want to know who was in the control tower, and why the South African Minister and Airport authorities do not want to give them access to the conversation on the black box - he says they've been informed that 'a transcript' of the conversations will be given to them, but Struwig says, after his experience with the ayuthorities and their comments and handling of this grave matter touching Namibia deeply, they just do not trust them to give them a true account of the contents of the black box conversations. He says they will ask the Namibian Government to help them in this matter, is necessary, and the will not leave any stone unturned to get to the bottom of this tragedy. He says it is seemingly 'within the rights of the authorities to withhold access under certain circumstances, but that they have to have access to ascertain what exactly happened, and how exactly the plane was brought in to land. He says he is flying back to Namibia today, and that there will be a memorial service to honour the victims of this flight - it will be held in Windhoek on Tuesday. Struwig lauded the Namibian Government and President Hage Geingob for his quest for openness and transparency and responsible and good governance - he says after this week, he knows South African are being held in the dark about many aspects of governance - and he accused the South African Government of being morally totally bankrupt.

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