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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 267797
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Time:08:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172N Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Sun Quest Aviation
Registration: ZS-OFU
MSN: 172-72775
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Johannesburg/Germiston-Rand Airport (QRA/FAGM) -   South Africa
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Johannesburg/Germiston-Rand Airport (QRA/FAGM)
Destination airport:Johannesburg/Germiston-Rand Airport (QRA/FAGM)
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On 9 June 2021, a pilot on-board a Cessna 172N aircraft with registration mark ZS-OFU took off from Rand Airport (FAGM) in Gauteng province with the intention to undertake circuit training. When she was on final approach for Runway 35 during her first solo circuit and while monitoring airspeed and altitude, she stated that the aircraft started to lose height rapidly. The pilot then pulled back on the control column and the stall warning sounded moments later. Thereafter, the aircraft ballooned and the pilot tried to land but the
aircraft bounced and landed nose wheel first. The aircraft sustained substantial damages, however, the pilot was not injured during the accident.

The cause of the accident was due to the pilot losing control of the aircraft because of an unstable approach during landing; this resulted in a stall. The aircraft landed hard with the nose wheel first.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

17-Sep-2021 10:16 harro Updated [Operator, Location, Source]

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