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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34510
Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P32R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32R-300 Lance
Owner/operator:P.H. Wittstock
Registration: ZS-JZF
C/n / msn: 32R-7780024
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Old Wesbank Raceway, Germiston, Gauteng -   South Africa
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:FAGM (Rand Airport)
Destination airport:FAFB (Ficksburg)
Aircraft experienced technical difficulties just after take-off from Runway 35 at Rand Airport. Pilot contacted Rand ATC and requested an emergency landing, but crashed in the grounds of the old Wesbank Raceway, approximately 2km from the airport. The pilot headed for a strip of open ground within the old raceway complex, but collided with a pile of rocks, which ripped off the undercarriage. The aircraft then flipped upside down and came to rest approximately 50m further on, where is was subsequently consumed by fire.


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Rand Airport, September 14, 2008 - 10:31 AM

Revision history:

21-Oct-2008 00:11 Topaz Added
21-Oct-2008 00:47 Topaz Updated
21-Oct-2008 05:12 Topaz Updated
21-Oct-2008 06:06 RobertMB Updated
21-Oct-2008 14:37 Topaz Updated
24-Oct-2008 08:35 Topaz Updated

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