Crash-aerien 20 SEP 2022 d'un Dassault Falcon 2000 ZS-PKR - Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB)
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:mardi 20 septembre 2022
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic F2TH model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 2000
Compagnie:Pepkor Group
Immatriculation: ZS-PKR
Numéro de série: 114
Année de Fabrication: 2000
Heures de vol:3482
Moteurs: 3 CFE CFE738-1-1B
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 9
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 11
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Lieu de l'accident:Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB) (   Afrique du Sud)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Aéroport de départ:Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB/FAPM), Afrique du Sud
Aéroport de destination:Durban-King Shaka International Airport (DUR/FALE), Afrique du Sud
A Dassault Falcon 2000, ZS-PKR, suffered a bird strike during the takeoff run on runway 16 at Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB), South Africa.
At 16:35, the aircraft was cleared for take-off. The first part of the take-off roll was uneventful. At 80 kts, the first officer (FO) who was the pilot monitoring (PM) called out the speed and the Pilot Flying (PF) moved his left-hand from the tiller to the control column in preparation to apply back pressure when Vr speed is reached. Shortly thereafter, at a speed of approximately 90-95 kts a bird, likely to be a Spur Winged Goose, was seen getting airborne from the right-side of the runway that was overgrown with grass. The PIC estimated the grass length to be approximately 15-20 centimeters in height.
A moment later, the crew heard a loud thud from the right-side of the aircraft, which caused the aircraft to vibrate and subsequently veer off to the right-side of the runway centreline. The PF immediately called for a rejected take-off (RTO). He retarded both throttle levers and applied maximum brakes to stop the aircraft on the remaining runway surface. The PM extended the airbrakes whilst notifying the tower about the RTO. After the aircraft came to a stop, the crew checked the engine parameters and it was noted that the number 2 engine fuel flow indicated zero.

Following an external inspection of the aircraft, it was found that several of the number 2 engine compressor fan blades had been damaged, and that some of the fractured compressor blades had penetrated the upper right-side of the fuselage, approximately 15 centimeters in front of the aft pressurized baggage compartment bulkhead.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause(s)
During the take-off roll, the No.2 engine spooled down to zero after suffering substantial damage after a bird flew into the engine; the crew conducted a successful RTO.

Contributing Factor
Non-appointment of a wild life control officer.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 139 days (5 months)
Accident number: CA18/2/3/10228
Download report: Final report


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Pietermaritzburg Airport et Durban-King Shaka International Airport est de 68 km (43 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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