Accident Hunting Percival Provost T Mk 52 RRAF 137, 19 Mar 1998
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20798
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Type:Hunting Percival Provost T Mk 52
Owner/operator:SAAF Museum / Rick Culpin
Registration: RRAF 137
MSN: PAC/56/196
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Swartkop Air Force Base, Gauteng -   South Africa
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:FASK (Swartkop Air Force Base)
Destination airport:FASK (Swartkop Air Force Base)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
While practising for an upcoming airshow, the aircraft crashed onto the runway during a low-level stall turn. The pilot, Rick Culpin, initially survived the crash, but succumbed to injuries sustained during the ensuing post-crash fire.

(Aircraft was c/no. PAC/56/196: delivered to RAF 31/08/1954 as WV646, stored - no RAF service, redelivered 27/09/1954 to Southern Rhodesian Air Force as SR137. Became ''K' of 6 Squadron, SRAF, later renumbered as Royal Rhodesian Air Force 301, then Zimbabwe Air Force as 3601 after 1979, thence to Swartkop, South Africa for SAAF Museum)



Revision history:

08-Jun-2008 01:59 Topaz Added
21-Apr-2012 16:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
21-Apr-2012 16:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Apr-2012 16:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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