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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 20 November 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic ARVA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IAI Arava 201
Operator:Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force Air Wing
Registration: 3D-DAC
C/n / msn: 070
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:within South-Eastern Swaziland (   Swaziland)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Arava landed on an agricultural airstrip due to deteriorating weather circumstances. Takeoff was later attempted with the control locks still engaged. It
failed to get airborne and was damaged beyond repair after it overran into a sugar cane field.

Classification:
Locked rudders/ailerons/gustlock
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Air Safety Week, Dec 6, 2004
» Aviation Letter 459
» Scramble 308


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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