Message to Readers
The meaning of truth:
that which is known to be true in accordance with fact or reality, what really happened
The truth though can have many different faces, so my definition of the truth would be more along the lines of:
that which which is known to be true and logical...
Yet it would seem that people are afraid of the truth for some reason. Let's face it the truth does have a habit of coming back to bite us in the proverbial doesn't it?
I have heard it said that the biggest trick ever pulled was the devil convincing the world that he didn't exist, well one could say something similar occurred with the Helderberg. People have been convinced, by experts that a conspiracy exists. But does it? When you look at the theory that this aircraft flew for approximately seven hours with a burning fire in its cargo hold, and that the pilots flew that aircraft for that seven hours without being affected by smoke on only 40 minutes worth of oxygen, then logic must tell you that it is not possible. And it isn't possible. And those are just two theories put forward by two different 'experts', there are more that make just as little sense as those.
People have also said that this should be put to rest now, and I agree, it should, but if we put this to rest now, we would be doing the families, the flight crew, the SAA investigating team, Trevor Perfect—who was one of the real experts and of course the passengers who lost their lives a great injustice. We owe it to these people to give them the whole picture, not just half-baked theories.
Over the past few weeks I have been talking to various people, one of whom is a family member whose identity I have promised not to divulge, as well as an individual who has some very interesting stories to tell with regards to aspects of this saga. Hopefully I will be able to bring you further news on some of these stories in the near future.
In the meantime...keep reading!
Below Left to right: Reverend Mark Des Fountain who wrote the foreword to this book, Mrs Auriette Perfect, widow to the Senior Technical Investigator for South African Airways on this tragedy, Mr Trevor Perfect, to whom this book is dedicated and myself, the author.