ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70747
Last updated: 22 February 2017
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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.
Beechcraft F33A Bonanza
|Owner/operator:||J. A. Venter (rgd. owner)|
|C/n / msn:|| CE-1553|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Eastern side of the Platberg Mountain near Harrismith -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Vereeniging - FAVV|
|Destination airport:||Margate Airport - FAMG|