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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 249272
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Time:05:45 UTC
Type:Fokker E.III (replica)
Registration: ZU-FOK
MSN: 42417
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:1nm east of the Coves Airfield -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Coves Airfield
Destination airport:Coves Airfield
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On Thursday 4 March 2021, a pilot on-board a Fokker E.III with registration ZU-FOK took off on a private flight from the Coves Airfield, which is a private airstrip.
The pilot reported that approximately 30 minutes into the flight, he experienced a rough running engine, and about five seconds later, the engine stopped. The pilot elected to execute a forced landing on a ploughed field. The aircraft touched down and came to rest in an inverted position.
The aircraft sustained substantial damages during the accident sequence and the pilot sustained minor injuries.

The aircraft was undergoing a proving flight with a restriction to fly within a 100km radius from The Coves Estate. The aircraft, which had accumulated 3.8 hours, was still under the process of undergoing proving flight when the accident occurred.

The cause of engine failure was undetermined. The manufacturer indicated that this engine type could fail without warning at any phase of flight.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

31-Mar-2021 08:12 harro Added
31-Mar-2021 08:14 harro Updated [Time, Cn, Category]
17-Oct-2021 10:16 harro Updated [[Time, Cn, Category]]

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