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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21703
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Date:07-JUL-2008
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20K 231
Owner/operator:Land Resources International
Registration: ZS-KJZ
C/n / msn: 25-0243
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Pyramid microlight school, Barberton Valley, Mpumalanga -   South Africa
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:FAKN (Kruger Mpumalanga International)
Destination airport:Pyramid microlight school, Barberton Valley
Narrative:
Pilot stated that after she landed, the aircraft immediately began to pull to the right. Despite full left rudder and brake she could not keep the aircraft on the runway and it departed the runway about 150m after touchdown. As the wing started entering the grass area on the right of the runway, she cut the mixture, and the engine was no longer running when the nose gear collapsed after hitting the only pile of rocks there. The prop was also damaged.

The pilot reported that a steering link, which had previously been repaired after an accident, broke on landing. This caused the aircraft to drift off the runway, as the brakes could not assist as much on grass. One propellor blade was bent under the aircraft. A temporary repair to the steering link was carried out on site and a loan propeller was fitted and the aircraft flown out by an AMO. The engine has since had a shock-load test and the damage repaired. The aircraft is back in service.

Sources:

1. Information supplied by the pilot


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jul-2008 17:28 Topaz Added
02-Nov-2008 04:46 Topaz Updated

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