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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215095
Last updated: 9 March 2020
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Date:25-MAR-1981
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A36 Bonanza
Owner/operator:
Registration: ZS-IHE
C/n / msn: E213
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Heidelberg, Gauteng -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:FADN (Durban)
Destination airport:FALA (Lanseria)
Narrative:
The aircraft was doing the "bank run" where cheques were collected along a route and returned to the base at Lanseria. A young commercial pilot building hours by doing these charters was returning from Durban in really bad weather and became disorientated around Heidelberg, Gauteng. The aircraft flew straight into the ground killing the pilot and his assistant.


Sources:

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


Revision history:

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04-Sep-2018 23:46 Topaz Added

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