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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17731
Last updated: 12 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Gypsey Empire Properties (Pty) Ltd
Registration: ZS-BXB
C/n / msn: SAAF 4636
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:R553 Grasmere Road, near Eikenhof, Gauteng -   South Africa
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:FAGM (Rand Airport)
Destination airport:FAGM (Rand Airport)
Apparently the 1943 Tiger Moth was doing touch and go's at Tedderfield when the engine failed after take off and it spun in and crashed on the R553 Grasmere Road, near Eikenhof. It struck a truck carrying steel door frames, which in turn collided with a Mercedes Sprinter carrying security guards. A Mercedes sedan then crashed into the other vehicles. The passenger in the Tigermoth and the driver of the Mercedes Sprinter died in the accdent and at least 34 other people were injured.

It is alleged that a minibus taxi then stopped at the accident scene were the passengers then alighted and began to assault the pilot who was still strapped in his seat. The pilot suffered a broken leg and multiple lacerations to the head. He has since recovered.

The owner of the Tiger Moth was not involved in the incident.



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Revision history:

09-May-2008 09:00 Topaz Added
12-May-2008 15:43 Topaz Updated

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