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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58780
Last updated: 20 February 2019
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Date:21-FEB-2009
Time:17:00
Type:Zlín 50LS
Owner/operator:P. Lessing
Registration: ZU-AAU
C/n / msn: 061
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Rand Airport, Germiston, Gauteng -   South Africa
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:FAVV (Vereeniging)
Destination airport:FAGM (Rand Airport)
Narrative:
On approach to runway 29 at Rand Airport, the pilot elected to land as short as possible due to taxiway earthworks in progress near the intersection of runways 29 & 35. In the process the undercarriage of the Zlin caught the boundary fence and was ripped off. The aircraft then did a belly landing on the grass and stopped approximately 100m from the runway threshold. The engine caught fire, but was quickly extinguished by the Rand Airport emergency services. The pilot suffered no significant injuries and refused any medical attention.

Sources:

1. Plane crashes in Joburg


Images:


Rand Airport 21/02/09 17:18 PM

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Feb-2009 14:16 Topaz Added
24-Dec-2010 12:11 TB Updated [Aircraft type]

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