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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 265292
 
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Date:09-JUL-2021
Time:07:20 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic SLG2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
The Airplane Factory Sling 2
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: ZU-FZZ
MSN: 052
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Panorama Airfield, near Alberton, Gauteng -   South Africa
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Panorama Airfield
Destination airport:Panorama Airfield
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
A The Airplane Factory Sling 2 crashed at Panorama Airield, near Alberton, Gauteng. The pilot died in the crash.
The student pilot was on a solo consolidation and engaged in circuit-and-landing exercises at Panorama Airfield in Alberton, Gauteng Province, after he was signed out by his instructor. He completed five circuit-and landings exercises and was allowed to fly solo after three circuits. The accident occurred on his sixth circuit. The aircraft was seen flying low on approach over the road, with the left wing low before the aircraft impacted the ground.

Probable Cause
The student pilot lost directional control of the aircraft during landing, and it veered off the runway. Whilst attempting to lift off to clear vegetation ahead of the aircraft’s flight path it, however, impacted the vegetation and stalled before it crashed to the ground.

Sources:

https://albertonrecord.co.za/300793/alberton-aircraft-crash-leaves-one-dead/
https://avcom.co.za/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=241982 (needs login)
CAA
https://metar-taf.com/nl/airport/ZA-0110

https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/6/18236_1620589833.jpg (photo)

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report
Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Jul-2021 10:36 gerard57 Added
09-Jul-2021 11:07 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
09-Jul-2021 12:32 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]
09-Jul-2021 17:45 harro Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
10-Jul-2021 05:17 RobertMB Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
26-Sep-2021 06:25 harro Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
10-Feb-2022 20:43 harro Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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