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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20471
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:19-OCT-2006
Time:08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
Owner/operator:private
Registration: ZS-EXM
MSN: 28-22497
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:The Farm Spitskop, 10km west of Petrusburg, Free State -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Nature:SU
Departure airport:Dealesville
Destination airport:FAKM (Kimberley)
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Narrative:
The aircraft was apparently hired from the Flight Training Academy to conduct a survey for the installion of a new power line in the area. The aircraft was observed flying at a very low altitude at a slow speed in gusty wind conditions, when it crashed and rolled for a distance of 150m. The pilot and passenger were thrown clear, but died on impact. It is speculated that the aircraft may have stalled after a conducting a downwind turn. The accident is still under investigation by the SACAA. (June 2008)

Sources:

1. http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2016535,00.html
2. https://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=181&art_id=qw1161246061786B214_
3. https://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=181&art_id=qw1161261000189B214_
4. https://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=vn20061020030946389C477522
5. http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2016977,00.html

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jun-2008 16:41 Topaz Added
01-Jun-2018 14:45 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn]

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