Accident Micro Aviation B22J Bantam ZU-DDO,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 272425
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Date:Friday 6 January 2012
Type:Silhouette image of generic bant model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Micro Aviation B22J Bantam
Registration: ZU-DDO
MSN: 03-0230
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Aircraft damage:
Location:Open field on Roodedam farm, Thabazimbi, North West -   South Africa
Departure airport:Roodedam farm, Thabazimbi, North West Province
Destination airport:Roodedam farm, Thabazimbi, North West
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot, who was the sole occupant on board, took off from a private airstrip on Roodedam farm in the Thabazimbi district to search for animals reported to be roaming on the property. After spotting the animals, he executed a slow, steep turn at low altitude for a closer look. During the manoeuvre, the aircraft's nose and propeller struck a tree and the microlight came down on an open area of grassy veld. The pilot sustained serious injury to his left ankle. The nose section, propeller and engine of the aircraft were damaged. Probable Cause The pilot executed a poor technique steep turn manoeuvre at a low altitude which resulted in the aircraft colliding with a tree.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



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