SOUTH AFRICA: PROBABLY THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WHERE THE PILOTS DRIVE A PASSENGER PLANE LIKE IT IS A 20-SEATER MINI-BUS TAXI! B737-200 at Hoedspruit, South Africa. The å¢reviously disadvantaged black pilot of this B737-200 landed at Hoedspruit (ex air force base) in the dark. And he proceeded to take the wrong taxiway. Having arrived at a dead end he then attempted to turn around by reversing (using reverse thrust). He misjudged and put the main gear off the concrete. It then rolled back down the bank. He then tried to climb out using full power. Of course with the engines that close to the ground, they ingested grass, stones, mud, sticks, dust, sand, etc. If it wasn't raining - the jet blast could set fire to the surrounding bush. can any-one verify the wheather on that day?