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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 273467
 
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Date:24-JAN-2014
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Van's RV-7A
Owner/operator:Robin Cross Aviation (PTY) LTD
Registration: ZU-NTC
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:FACT Runway 01 -   South Africa
Phase:
Nature:
Departure airport:Cape Town International Airport (FACT), Western Cape
Destination airport:Cape Town International Airport (FACT),-Western Cape
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The pilot was engaged in a formation flight with the other members of the Cape Town Flying Club. During landing on runway 01 the aircraft encountered a gust of wind prior to touchdown. The aircraft experienced a hard landing on both nose landing gear and left main landing gear. The nose landing gear collapsed and the propeller struck the ground. The aircraft was stopped by the pilot and then moved off the runway by the airport fire and rescue team that was dispatched by the ATC. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the nose landing gear and propeller. The pilot did not sustain any injuries during the accident sequence. The investigation revealed that the cause of the accident was indicative of a hard landing. PROBABLE CAUSE: Pilot lost control of the aircraft and made a hard landing with nose gear first due to a wind gust.

Sources:

S.A. CAA

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


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