Incident Aeroprakt A-22 ZU-RON, 30 Dec 2015
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AP22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aeroprakt A-22
Owner/operator:Gemdam Trust
Registration: ZU-RON
MSN: 142
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Vygeboom Dam, Badplaas, Mpumalanga -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Departure airport:FABR (Barbeton)?
Destination airport:FABR (Barbeton)?
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The aircraft was observed flying over the Vygeboom Dam and was then seen to be in a steep bank described as "vertical". The aircraft may have experienced engine trouble resulting in a loss of height and a forced landing. It crashed into a concrete canal leading to the dam. The pilot and his son were evacuated to two different hospitals in the area, one with critical injuries and one with moderate injuries.


1. Lowvelder: Aircraft crashes at Vygeboom Dam
2. Rekord North: Aircraft crashes at Vygeboom Dam
3. ER24: Two injured in plane crash
4. EWN: Two Injured in Mpumalanga Plane Crash
5. ]The New Age Online: Two injured in plane crash

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


Tedderfield, February 9, 2013 © Bruce Perkins

Revision history:

30-Dec-2015 10:34 Topaz Added
30-Dec-2015 10:44 Topaz Updated [Registration, Narrative]
30-Dec-2015 14:44 Topaz Updated [Source, Narrative]

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