ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 267110
 
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:23-AUG-2021
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
Owner/operator:private
Registration: ZS-CKP
MSN: 18-6711
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Port Alfred Airport (AFD/FAPA) -   South Africa
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Test
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
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

CAA S.A.

http://www.pipercub.co.za/images/Piper%20Super%20Cub%2018-6711%20ZS-CKP%2020061021%20FANS%20Dave%20Becker.jpg (photo)

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2022 Flight Safety Foundation

701 N. Fairfax St., Ste. 250
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
www.FlightSafety.org