The many failures of the flight that fetched SA’s vaccines
/ 24 March 2021

The many failures of the flight that fetched SA’s vaccines

After not flying for a year, SAA nearly botches humanitarian flight to Brussels — among other infringements — and then delays reporting the issue

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