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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 7 novembre 2007
Heure:ca 15:50
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-230
Compagnie:Nationwide Airlines
Immatriculation: ZS-OEZ
Numéro de série: 22118/704
Année de Fabrication: 1981-01-09 (26 years 10 months)
Heures de vol:57075
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15A
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 106
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 112
Dégats de l'appareil: Mineurs
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Cape Town International Airport (CPT) (   Afrique du Sud)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Cape Town International Airport (CPT/FACT), Afrique du Sud
Aéroport de destination:Johannesburg-O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB/FAOR), Afrique du Sud
Numéro de vol:CE723
A Boeing 737-230, operating as Nationwide flight 723, departed from Cape Town International Airport (CPT) on schedule at 15:50. During a takeoff from runway 01, the right-hand engine separated from the wing. During rotation the crew noticed a sudden spool down indication on all right-hand engine gauges, followed by drastic attitude changes. The aircraft was banking towards the left and right side, then started to sink and thereafter yawed to the right. The right-hand engine thrust lever retarded uncommanded and the reverse thrust warning light also illuminated and remained on. The crew managed to recover the aircraft from the uncommanded roll to both left and right and was able to establish a normal flight attitude. An emergency was then declared and the aircraft continued to climb and remained at an altitude of 3000 feet above mean sea level (AMSL), as it was vectored along the circuit by the ATC. The flight deck crew carried out one orbit with the aircraft prior to them receiving clearance to land on runway 01. A safe landing on runway 01 followed.

Probable Cause:

"The right-hand engine separated from the aircraft due to the failure of the aft cone bolt as a result of a pre-existing fatigue crack which was most likely caused by incorrect installation of the cone bolt."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: CA18/2/3/8383
Download report: Final report
Language: English

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photo of Boeing-737-230-ZS-OEZ
accident date: 07-11-2007
type: Boeing 737-230
registration: ZS-OEZ

Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
09 JAN 1981 D-ABFH Lufthansa
02 JUN 1992 RC-CTC Croatia Airlines leased
09 JUL 1992 9A-CTC Croatia Airlines new registration
01 AUG 1999 ZS-OEZ Nationwide Air leased

Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Cape Town International Airport et Johannesburg-O.R. Tambo International Airport est de 1267 km (792 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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