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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71253
Last updated: 8 September 2020
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Time:c. 12:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic JAB4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Jabiru J400
Registration: ZU-CTD
C/n / msn: 33
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Warner Beach, south of Durban, KZN -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Departure airport:FARB (Richards Bay)
Destination airport:FAPJ (Port St Johns)
A vibration from the propeller developed while the aircraft was en route from Richards Bay to Port St Johns. The pilot elected to turn around and head for Durban in order to carry out a precautionary landing. The aircraft then lost its prop completely somewhere over the sea and the pilot had to carry out an emergency landing on Warner Beach south of Durban. The undercarriage collapsed on landing and the pilot suffered some lacerations to his head and ear, but the rest of the family were uninjured.


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Revision history:

09-Jan-2010 07:35 Topaz Added
10-Jan-2010 07:08 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
11-Jan-2010 06:35 Topaz Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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