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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46159
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:06-JAN-2006
Time:12:00
Type:PPHU Ekelot JK-05 Junior
Owner/operator:G.G. Paul
Registration: ZU-DVX
C/n / msn: 05-04-10
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Saldanha Bay, Western Cape -   South Africa
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:FASD (Saldanha)
Destination airport:FASD (Saldanha)
Narrative:
The aircraft was observed having problems with the engine run-up. However the pilot then took-off and at a height of around 200ft turned down-wind and to the left of the runway centre-line, upon which it immediately lost height and dove into the ground and broke up. It would appear that the engine had stopped shortly after take off. It was noted that one propeller blade had broken off at the hub, while the other had remained intact. Subsequent investigation brought to light a dirty fuel filter, which was very awkward to access.

Sources:

1. 2 die in West Coast air crash
2. Gewilde sielkundige se dood in vliegongeluk skok stad
3. Daughter's haunting last words
4. Saldanha geskok deur vliegtuig-val
5. Probe into Saldanha plane crash under way


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Nov-2008 05:22 Topaz Added
02-Nov-2008 05:26 Topaz Updated

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