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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 267110
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Time:10:35 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-18A-150 Super Cub
Registration: ZS-CKP
MSN: 18-6711
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Port Alfred Airport (AFD/FAPA) -   South Africa
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Port Alfred Airport (AFD/FAPA)
Destination airport:Port Alfred Airport (AFD/FAPA)
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A pilot took off from Runway 28L at Port Alfred Airfield (FAPA) to conduct a function test after maintenance of the aircraft. The pilot stated that he started up the engines and taxied to the fuel bay; once done refueling, he started up the engines again and conducted run-up checks, and proceeded to take off. When he was at approximately 600 feet, he had an engine failure. The pilot stated that he switched tanks and the engine ran momentarily but stopped again. The pilot decided to return to the airfield (FAPA) where he executed a forced landing on a grass area.

Probable Cause
The engine stopped during climb, resulting in an unsuccessful forced landing. The cause of engine stoppage could not be determined.


CAA S.A. (photo)

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

Revision history:

26-Aug-2021 13:51 Captain Adam Added
10-Feb-2022 20:37 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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