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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34528
Last updated: 26 November 2019
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Date:24-OCT-2008
Time:09:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic ECHO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tecnam P92-S Echo
Owner/operator:Aircraft Fractional Ownership Services / AFOS Flying
Registration: ZU-DMT
C/n / msn: 806
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Poortjie, Orange Farm, north west of Vereeniging, Gauteng -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:FAGM (Rand Airport)
Destination airport:FAGM (Rand Airport)
Narrative:
A flight instructor and student were on a training flight in the vicinity of Orange Farm, approximately 3km from the Grasmere Toll Plaza on the N1 in a Tecnam P92-S Echo when the aircraft appears to have entered a spin after encountering strong winds. It started to break up in mid flight. The wreckage came down in open veld and was strewn over a distance of approximately a kilometre. The instructor apparently fell out of the aircraft at a height of 150m and was found 60m from the main wreckage. The student was still in the aircraft.

Subsequent inspection of the wreckage indicates a wing strut failure at the fuselage attachment point, causing the wing to fold upwards. This aircraft had been in a number of previous accidents, at least one of which was quite severe.

Sources:

1. Another plane crash in Joburg
2. Instrukteur, student sterf in vliegongeluk naby Jhb
3. Another plane crash in Joburg
4. Passenger 'fell out of plane'
5. Man val hom dood uit vliegtuig
6. Beeld Video - Interview with witness


Images:


Rand Airport, August 24, 2008 02:33 PM

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 06:24 RobertMB Added
24-Oct-2008 07:58 Topaz Updated
24-Oct-2008 08:05 Topaz Updated
24-Oct-2008 08:07 Topaz Updated
24-Oct-2008 22:53 Topaz Updated
28-Dec-2008 13:28 Topaz Updated

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