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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 182954
Last updated: 8 September 2021
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Date:30-DEC-2015
Time:06:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic AP22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aeroprakt A-22
Owner/operator:Gemdam Trust
Registration: ZU-RON
MSN: 142
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Vygeboom Dam, Badplaas, Mpumalanga -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:FABR (Barbeton)?
Destination airport:FABR (Barbeton)?
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Narrative:
The aircraft was observed flying over the Vygeboom Dam and was then seen to be in a steep bank described as "vertical". The aircraft may have experienced engine trouble resulting in a loss of height and a forced landing. It crashed into a concrete canal leading to the dam. The pilot and his son were evacuated to two different hospitals in the area, one with critical injuries and one with moderate injuries.

Sources:

1. Lowvelder: Aircraft crashes at Vygeboom Dam
2. Rekord North: Aircraft crashes at Vygeboom Dam
3. ER24: Two injured in plane crash
4. EWN: Two Injured in Mpumalanga Plane Crash
5. ]The New Age Online: Two injured in plane crash

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:


Tedderfield, February 9, 2013 Bruce Perkins

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Dec-2015 10:34 Topaz Added
30-Dec-2015 10:44 Topaz Updated [Registration, Narrative]
30-Dec-2015 14:44 Topaz Updated [Source, Narrative]

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