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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 75913
Last updated: 24 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AP22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aeroprakt A-22 Foxbat
Owner/operator:Sting Aerial Surveys
Registration: ZU-ESB
MSN: 214
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pietermaritzburg, KZN -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Departure airport:FAPM (Pietermaritzburg Airport)
Destination airport:FAPM (Pietermaritzburg Airport)
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
The aircraft apparently collided with a Base Tranceiver Station (cell phone mast) and crashed into a Wartburg sugar cane field alongside the R614 road. The two occupants (a 17 year old pilot and his 52 year old father) sustained fatal injuries in the crash. The pilot had passed his pilot's licence two weeks previously and had just received his licence in the post on the day of the crash.


1. Two killed in Pietermaritzburg light aircraft crash
2. Two killed in aircraft crash
3. Father, son killed in plane crash

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

Revision history:

24-Jul-2010 08:13 slowkid Added
24-Jul-2010 12:44 Topaz Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative, Plane category, ]
25-Jul-2010 03:36 Topaz Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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