Descripción:A plane carrying journalists to a World Cup match in Polokwane was been forced to make an emergency landing at Lanseria Airport. The aircraft took off from Lanseria Airport (HLA) but was forced to turn back after discovering a problem with its landing gear.
|Fecha:||13 JUN 2010|
|Tipo:||Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II|
|Operador:||West Cape Ferries|
|Numéro de série:|| TC-293|
|Año de Construcción:|| |
|Tripulación:||Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2|
|Pasajeros:||Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 13|
|Total:||Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 15 |
|Daños en la Aeronave:|| Considerable|
|Ubicación:||Lanseria Airport (HLA) (Sudáfrica)
|Fase:|| Aterrizaje (LDG)|
|Naturaleza:||Vuelo Doméstico No Programado|
|Aeropuerto de Salida:||Lanseria Airport (HLA/FALA), Sudáfrica|
|Aeropuerto de Llegada:||Polokwane International Airport (FAPP), Sudáfrica|
The Metroliner flew around for an hour to burn off excess fuel before carrying out a wheels up landing. None of the passengers or crew were hurt. While recovering the airplane, the hook of a crane smashed through the fuselage.
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Lanseria Airport to Polokwane International Airport as the crow flies is 278 km (174 miles).
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.