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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58528
Last updated: 22 August 2020
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Time:13:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE58 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 58 Baron
Registration: A2-AHF
C/n / msn: TH-859
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Thabazimbi, Limpopo -   South Africa
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Private aerodrome north of Thabazimbi, Limpopo Province
Destination airport:Wonderboom Aerodrome (FAWB), Gauteng Province
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
The pilot, accompanied by five passengers, took off from Riaan Swart private farm in Thabazimbi with the intention of landing at Wonderboom Aerodrome (FAWB). After take-off, during the climb phase, the pilot and the passengers heard a loud banging noise on the right-hand side of the aircraft. The pilot observed the engine indication parameters and they were normal. The pilot then switched off the right-hand engine because he thought it was problematic. He decided to return back to the departure point on one engine, but found that couldnít because the aircraft had begun to descend very quickly. The aircraft started yawing to the right and losing altitude, and became uncontrollable. The aircraft descended rapidly and impacted with the ground and trees.
The aircraft was destroyed during the impact sequence. The pilot and the passengers sustained no injuries.

3.2 Probable cause/s:
3.2.1 Following the pilotís decision to shut down number two engine shortly after take-off at low altitude, the aircraft lost height and impacted with terrain.
Contributory Factor/s:
3.3.1 The pilot displayed poor airmanship.


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


Wonderboom Airport, September 19, 2006

Revision history:

19-Jan-2009 22:18 Topaz Added
20-Jan-2009 11:42 Topaz Updated
30-Mar-2009 04:37 Anon. Updated
15-May-2009 11:47 Anon. Updated
22-Aug-2020 07:26 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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