In Memory Of

CHINERY, BRUCE CHARLES

Service Details
Age:
22
Date of Birth:
1960-08-07
Service No:
76468552PE
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
40 Sqdn.
Regiment:
South African Air Force
Date of Death:
1983-07-12
Cause of Death:
Died in Aircraft Accident, near Waterkloof, in Atlas MB326M Impala Mk I #477. Suffered engine failure shortly after take-off from Air Force Base Waterkloof. The aircraft crashed with a high velocity and impact angle near Monument Park Extension. On impact, the ejection seat activated and ejected the pilot horizontally along the ground into the base of a tree trunk, killing him instantly
Commemoration
Grave Reference:
Cremated - Ashes retained by family
Cemetery:
SADF WALL OF REMEMBRANCE, VOORTREKKER MONUMENT, PRETORIA
Localitly:
Gauteng
Country:
South Africa
Additional Information
Son of Major and Mrs. J. C. Chinery, of Cape Town. His brother also died in service. ref. 85 years of SAAF