ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87028
Last updated: 21 May 2013
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Narrative:A South African Express Airways de Havilland Dash 8-300, registration ZS-NLY performing flight XZ-1107/SA-1107 from Johannesburg to Kimberley, had just touched down with its main gear on Kimberley's runway 20, the nose gear about to touch down, when the nose gear struck an aardvark on the runway and bent backwards. The crew managed to stop the aircraft on the runway centre line, no injuries to any passengers occurred. The runway had to be closed until the aircraft could be moved. The aardvark was killed on impact.
De Havilland Canada DHC-8-300
|Operator:||South African Express Airways|
|C/n / msn:|| 352|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Runway 20, Kimberley Airport, Northern Cape -
|Departure airport:||FAJS (Johannesburg International)|
|Destination airport:||FAKM (Kimberley)|
1. Accident: SA Express DH8C at Kimberly on Jul 16th 2010, aardvark strike
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