Accident Piper PA-28-180 ZS- ELK, 23 Dec 2013
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-180
Registration: ZS- ELK
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Private airstrip, Secunda, Mpumalanga -   South Africa
Departure airport:Private airstrip, Secunda, Mpumalanga
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot, being the sole occupant of the aircraft, took off from a private airstrip on his farm for a cross-country flight with the intention of landing at the airstrip again. During take-off the aircraft experienced a loss of engine power that led to a forced landing. During the forced landing, the aircraft sustained substantial damage to the undercarriage, propeller, left cockpit window and right wing. The pilot was not injured during the accident sequence. During the recovery of the wreckage by the approved aircraft maintenance organisation (AMO), a fuel leak was noticed on the fuel selector valve mounted on the left cockpit wall. The investigation found that interruptions of fuel supply to the engine contributed to the engine power loss. PROBABLE CAUSE: Unsuccessful forced landing following engine power loss due to fuel starvation6.13



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

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