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Date:17-JAN-2009
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE58 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 58 Baron
Owner/operator:Private
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
Nature:Private
Departure airport:FATI (Thabazimbi)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Aircraft took off after which a bad knocking sound developed. The pilot, believing there was a problem with the right engine, shut it down. The aircraft was unable to maintain altitude and went down. It was then discovered that the passenger seat belt had been left hanging out of the door and the banging of the buckle against the fuselage was mistaken for a problem with the engine.
The pilot did an excellent job of putting the plane down.

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Wonderboom Airport, September 19, 2006

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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

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