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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181176
Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six
Owner/operator:J.M.T. Murphy
Registration: ZS-EVW
MSN: 32-40072
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Roodekrans Ridge between Roodepoort and Krugersdorp -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Departure airport:FAWB (Wonderboom)
Destination airport:FATB (Tempe)
The aircraft took off from Runway 11 Wonderboom Airport outward bound for Tempe Airfield, Bloemfontein at 13:00. No flight plan was filed. The weather at the time was poor with 6/8 cloud cover over Wonderboom with a base of 1,500 ft while at Jan Smuts Airport the cloud cover was 8/8 with a base of 200 ft. The pilot indicated that he was proceeding from FAWB to Hartebeespoort Dam and then well west of the Johannesburg complex. At 13:20 the aircraft collided with the east-west mountain range between Roodepoort and Krugersdorp approximately 50 ft from the top from a north-westerly direction. It disintegrated and the main cabin section caught alight. Both occupants were killed. At this time the mountain range was covered in mist and visibility was reduced to 50m with light rain.


1. Information sourced from the accident report
Civil Aircraft Registers of Africa

Revision history:

09-Nov-2015 20:04 Topaz Added
09-Nov-2015 20:15 Topaz Updated [Narrative]
05-Jan-2019 12:35 Cobar Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Source]

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