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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181088
Last updated: 14 November 2021
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Time:c. 13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee D
Owner/operator:AVIC-International Flight Training Academy (AIFA)
Registration: ZS-FHG
MSN: 28-4516
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Port Elizabeth Airport, Eastern Cape -   South Africa
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:PLZ/FAPE (Port Elizabeth)
Destination airport:PLZ/FAPE (Port Elizabeth)
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
The aircraft apparently suffered an engine failure on take-off. The pilot attempted to turn back, but collided with the western side of the airport perimeter fence and the aircraft caught fire and burnt out. The student pilot was fatally injured.


1. Aircraft crash at Port Elizabeth Airport
2. Photo
3. Update to report by The Herald
4. ]Photo on
5. Pilot dies in PE plane crash

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

Revision history:

07-Nov-2015 14:59 Topaz Added
07-Nov-2015 14:59 Topaz Updated [Source]
07-Nov-2015 15:16 Topaz Updated [Total occupants, Phase, Source, Narrative]
07-Nov-2015 16:34 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Nov-2015 16:48 Topaz Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Nov-2015 10:06 Topaz Updated [Operator]
08-Nov-2015 10:07 Topaz Updated [Operator]

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