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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146571
Last updated: 19 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic L39 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros
Owner/operator:Heriot Aviation (Pty) Ltd
Registration: ZU-HIT
C/n / msn: 232202
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Klerksdorp, NW Province -   South Africa
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:FAGM
Destination airport:FAGM
An Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros jet aircraft crashed while executing an aerial maneuver during the Klerksdorp air show.

The aircraft burst into flames on impact.

The pilot, Gianfranco Cicogna, was killed.


1. Jet pilot killed in aerial display gone awry at Klerksdorp Air Show
2. Air show crash being investigated
3. Photo
4. Pilot Profile site on Airshow South Africa
5. Linkedin Profile of Pilot Gianfranco Cicogna




Revision history:

30-Jun-2012 03:14 gerard56 Added
30-Jun-2012 03:40 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
30-Jun-2012 04:32 Flyafrica Updated [Source]
30-Jun-2012 10:48 Topaz Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source]
01-Jul-2012 21:42 RobertMB Updated [Source]
01-Jul-2012 21:50 RobertMB Updated [Source]
01-Jul-2012 21:53 RobertMB Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Jul-2012 22:12 RobertMB Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Jul-2012 10:28 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
23-Jul-2012 04:05 mcantsin Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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