Accident Savannah Z236 ZU-ERJ, 12 May 2009
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 272774
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Savannah Z236
Registration: ZU-ERJ
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Runway 01 at Summit Aerodrome in Midrand Gauteng -   South Africa
Departure airport:Summit Aerodrome
Destination airport:Summit Aerodrome
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On 12 May 2009, the pilot, who was the sole occupant on board, was on a private flight when the incident occurred. According to the pilot, he elected to land on Runway 01which was the first time he was landing on it. With the wind conditions reported being calm, the pilot stated that it was a good opportunity to attempt a landing on the runway. On approach for landing, the pilot stated that he had experienced some turbulence and that the aircraft veered off the runway. The left wheel entered a ditch on the runway edge and the nose gear collapsed, causing the aircraft to flip over and come to rest in an inverted position. The pilot sustained no injuries. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the wings propeller, and the nose gear. Probable Cause The pilot lost directional control during landing which resulted in the aircraft veering off to the left of the runway. Contributory factor: The left wheel entered a ditch causing the aircraft to flip over.



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

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