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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46130
Last updated: 19 February 2021
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Date:30-OCT-2008
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic ZA6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aerokopter AK 1-3 Sanka
Owner/operator:Nkorho Bush Lodge (Pty) Ltd
Registration: ZU-ETU
C/n / msn: 0015
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sabi-Sabi Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:FANS (Nelspruit)
Destination airport:Nkorho Bush Lodge
Narrative:
Pilot was on his way from Nelspruit to the Nkorho Bush Lodge at Sabi-Sabi when the helicopter began to lose power. The pilot carried out an auto-rotation approximately 10km from the lodge. The hot exhaust set the long grass on fire and strong winds fanned the flames resulting in chaos and the helicopter burnt out. The pilot was however able to recover his log book, headset and some personal belongings before the helicopter was consumed by fire.

Sources:

1. Helikopter in noodlanding verwoes


Images:


Sabi-Sabi Nature Reserve, October 30, 2008


Sabi-Sabi Nature Reserve, October 30, 2008

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Oct-2008 12:41 Topaz Added
01-Nov-2008 01:24 Topaz Updated
01-Nov-2008 10:07 Topaz Updated
01-Nov-2008 10:09 Topaz Updated

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