ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70747
Last updated: 28 August 2014
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Date:28-DEC-2009
Time:1 pm
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE33 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft F33A Bonanza
Owner/operator:J. A. Venter (rgd. owner)
Registration: ZS-NAF
C/n / msn: CE-1553
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eastern side of the Platberg Mountain near Harrismith -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Vereeniging - FAVV
Destination airport:Margate Airport - FAMG
Narrative:
The pilot was flying on an IF flight plan from Vereeniging to Margate. In the region of Harrismith, the aircraft contacted ATC and advised them that he had a technical problem and was diverting to Harrismith (FAHR). A few minutes later the aircraft flew into the Eastern side of the Platberg Mountain at high speed, a mere 200ft from the top.

Sources:
http://www.timeslive.co.za/news/article243358.ece


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Dec-2009 10:00 slowkid Added
29-Dec-2009 10:41 189.171.42.99 Updated [Narrative]
29-Dec-2009 15:18 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
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