Accident Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros ZU-HIT, 30 Jun 2012
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146571
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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
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
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
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

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report





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 Alpine Flight Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
23-Jul-2012 04:05 mcantsin Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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