Accident Lockwood AirCam V5-PVS, 08 Mar 2014
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 164620
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Time:c. 15:35 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic ACAM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockwood AirCam
Registration: V5-PVS
MSN: AC 041
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Etosha National Park -   Namibia
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Windhoek-Eros Airport
Destination airport:Ongava Game Lodge
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Photographer Paul Van Schalkwyk, who was also the founder of One Africa Television, died in the accident.

Probable Cause
1 Loss of control
Contributing factor
1 Steep turn at low altitude with insufficient airspeed.
2 Cross Control stall
3 Loss of situational awareness.
4 Performance of primary task flying the aircraft was relegated to secondary task because of free hand photography while in control of an aircraft.


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

Revision history:

11-Mar-2014 07:33 harro Added
12-May-2020 08:06 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Cn, Source, Narrative]
12-May-2020 08:08 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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