Aviation Photo #0354748: Boeing 747-344 - South African Airways
Seen here in the old colours departing Heathrow’s runway 09R. - Photo taken at London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL) in England, United Kingdom on July 4, 1987.
7 June 1980 Operation Sceptic: Capt IC Du Plessis landed his badly damaged Mirage F1AZ at Ruacana. The aircraft was damaged by scrapnel from an SAM Missile fired at the aircraft during the bombing of a target. He barely made it to Ruacana with the assistance of Budgie Burgers who was flying a telstar Imp and guided him in to Ruacana. For saving the irreplaceable aircraft Capt Du Plessis was awarded an HC medal