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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 189171
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:20-APR-2003
Time:17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23-250 Aztec
Owner/operator:Bison Computers CC
Registration: ZS-AMM
MSN: 27-7305185
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lephalale district, Limpopo -   South Africa
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:airstrip Lephalale district, Limpopo
Destination airport:Grand Central Airport, Midrand, South Africa (GCJ/FAGC)
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Narrative:
Shortly after take-off from an airstrip in the Lephalale District of Limpopo Province. The pilot advised that the nose baggage door had come open and that he was returning. The aircraft turned back towards the airstrip but then seems to have gone out of control. It lost height, crashed and burned near the airstrip. Polish pilot and four spanish tourists.

Sources:

http://www.ascendworldwide.com/download/Cust/WAAS167_Complete.pdf
Hamburger Abendblatt 22 April 2003

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Aug-2016 18:33 Dr.John Smith Added
07-Mar-2018 09:35 TB Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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