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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20608
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee
Owner/operator:Starlite Aviation
Registration: ZS-FOR
MSN: 28-24105
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:La Mercy Beach, 25km north of Durban, KZN -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Departure airport:FAVG (Virginia)
Destination airport:FAVG (Virginia)
The aircraft with an instructor and a student pilot on board suffered an apparent engine failure and had to carry out an emergency landing on La Mercy Beach on the Dolphin Coast about 25km north of Durban. The nosewheel suffered some minor damage when it dig into the sand. The SA Police, fire brigade and emergency services and Netcare 911 battled for hours to remove the plane from La Mercy Beach as they were concerned about getting the plane off the beach before the tide came in. The wings had to be removed in order that the aircraft could be transported by trailer back to Virginia airfield.



Revision history:

05-Jun-2008 10:56 Topaz Added

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