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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 149726
Last updated: 5 May 2020
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Time:c. 16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II
Owner/operator:Farmsecure Grains Pty) Ltd
Registration: ZS-KFT
C/n / msn: 34-7970025
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bartman Street, Bethlehem, Free State -   South Africa
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:FABM (Bethlehem)
Destination airport:
The aircraft suffered a left engine failure on take-off from Runway 11 at Bethelehem. The pilot elected to carry out a forced landing on an open field near the airport. The undercarriage collapsed when the aircraft hit an embankment and it skidded on its belly into Baartman Street. The pilot was not injured, but the aircraft suffered substantial damage.


1. Fly Africa Forum: Seneca Down in a Bethlehem Street
2. ER24 EMS Facebook Wall Photo of Accident Scene

Revision history:

08-Oct-2012 16:10 Topaz Added
08-Oct-2012 16:13 Topaz Updated [Source, Narrative]

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