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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 75951
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Time:06:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six
Owner/operator:Rio Ridge 1027 CC
Registration: ZS-EXW
MSN: 32-40088
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Tshikota township, Louis Trichardt, Limpopo -   South Africa
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:FALO (Louis Trichardt)
Destination airport:FAKN (Kruger Mpumalanga International)
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
The aircraft took off from runway 10 at Louis Trichardt Airport and suffered an engine failure at about 300 ft (91m). The pilot carried out a forced landing in an area of long dry grass and sparse bushes to the left of the intended flight path. The aircraft struck a ditch which sheared off the undercarriage and right wing. The occupants were slightly injured and taken to the local hospital for treatment. The aircraft's propeller, nose cowlings and lower fuselage were all extensively damaged as well.

Probable Cause
Unsuccessful forced landing due to fuel starvation
Contributory factor:
Improper fuel management


1. 2 hurt in plane crash
2. 2 hurt in plane crash at Louis Trichardt Air Strip
3. Two Injured in Minor Plane Crash
4. Noodlanding: u2018Skok kom lateru2019

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

Revision history:

27-Jul-2010 11:39 Topaz Added
28-Jul-2010 02:48 Topaz Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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