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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68105
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Time:9:45am LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ZA6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aerokopter AK 1-3 Sanka
Owner/operator:Snykor CC / George Snyman
Registration: ZU-RIT
C/n / msn: 0009
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Heidelberg valley outside White River Mpumalanga -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Klaserie - FAKD
Destination airport:Nelspruit - FANS
The helicopter crashed under unknown circumstances. Helicopter builder George Snyman and two female passengers were tragically killed. One of the girls was apparently sitting on the other's lap in the two-seat Sanka helicopter.


AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ..Probable Cause An unsuccessful forced landing following a probable engine governor malfunction.

Revision history:

30-Aug-2009 22:45 RobertMB Added
31-Aug-2009 04:03 RobertMB Updated
31-Aug-2009 04:18 RobertMB Updated
04-Dec-2014 14:22 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]

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