Accident The Airplane Factory Sling 2 ZU-FVU, 26 Sep 2013
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 272779
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SLG2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
The Airplane Factory Sling 2
Registration: ZU-FVU
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Virginia aerodrome, KwaZulu-Natal province -   South Africa
Departure airport:Virginia aerodrome, KwaZulu-Natal province
Destination airport:Virginia aerodrome, KwaZulu-Natal province
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot departed from Virginia aerodrome to do 3 circuits at night in order to keep her night rating current. The 3rd and final circuit ended with a hard landing. The aircraft bounced 3 times and then the nose gear collapsed, causing the propeller to make contact with the runway. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the nose landing gear, propeller and lower belly in the area of the nose landing gear. The pilot evacuated the aircraft without injury. No on-site investigation was carried out. Probable Cause Hard landing which caused the aircraft to bounce before the nose landing gear collapsed (poor technique).



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

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