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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215094
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:14-MAR-1985
Time:AM
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A36 Bonanza
Owner/operator:NAC (National Airways Corporation)
Registration: ZS-OMB
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Krugersdorp, Gauteng -   South Africa
Phase: Approach
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:FALA (Lanseria)
Destination airport:FALA (Lanseria)
Narrative:
The aircraft was chartered by Sun Couriers from NAC to do the "bank run" which entailed collecting cheques at various points along a route and returning to Lanseria. Due to inclement weather encountered along the way, the pilot elected to rather return to Lanseria. The cloud base was very low and in an effort to stay below the cloud the pilot flew into the side of a mine dump in Krugersdorp, which at the time of the accident, was the same colour as the cloud.

Sources:

Avcom - The thread entitled "B35 FAKR Crash c1980" under the section Academy and Flight Safety


Images:


Google Earth image showing the mine dump in Krugersdorp into which ZS-OMB flew

Revision history:

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04-Sep-2018 23:04 Topaz Added

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