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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 272398
 
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Date:24-AUG-2012
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AP22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aeroprakt A-22LS
Owner/operator:
Registration: ZU-ODZ
MSN: 129
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Farm Bywater Niekerkshoop area -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Gariep dam aerodrome (FAHV), (Free State province)
Destination airport:Upington aerodrome (FAUP), (Northern Cape province)
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Narrative:
On 24 August 2012 at approximately 1245Z an Aeroprakt A-22, registration ZU-ODZ with two persons onboard took-off from Gariep dam aerodrome on the second leg of a ferry flight to Upington aerodrome. At approximately 1510Z the owner of Bywater, a farm in the Niekerkshoop area in the Northern Cape was informed by his farm workers that there is a veld fire on the farm. The farmer then investigated the fire and found the wreckage of the aircraft ZU-ODZ where it impacted high ground at the origin of the veld fire. The farmer then immediately proceeded to the wreckage where he found the pilot deceased and the passenger seriously injured but still alive. The farmer then called for help but the passenger succumbed to his injuries before medical help could arrive. Apart from the empennage, the remainder of the fuselage was consumed by the post- impact fire. Probable Cause In an attempt to avoid collision with raising terrain, the pilot collided with the ground. Contributory cause Undetermined engine stoppage in flight.

Sources:

S.A. CAA
http://www.caa.co.za/Accidents%20and%20Incidents%20Reports/9075.pdf

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jan-2022 14:41 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage]

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