Botswana receives second-hand C212

The Botswana Defence Force has taken delivery of a secondhand CASA C212-400 light transport aircraft, most likely to replace the one that crashed on February 9, 2017, killing three people. The second-hand aircraft (msn 466, serial OC3), was manufactured in 1998 and was acquired from Fayard Enterprises LLC of Wake Forest, North Carolina, before being transferred to Botswana at the beginning of February. It was seen undergoing test flights at Lanseria International Airport in South Africa in June and was flying in Botswana by the beginning of July. The aircraft has less than 500 flight hours. It is assigned to Z10 squadron, which flies one C212-300, three C-130Bs and two CN235M- 100s. Guy Martin