Accident Aveko VL-3 Flamingo ZU-VDW,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74576
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Date:Saturday 29 May 2010
Time:12:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic VL3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aveko VL-3 Flamingo
Registration: ZU-VDW
MSN: 30
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Near Bela-Bela, Limpopo -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Departure airport:FARG (Rustenburg)
Destination airport:FARG (Rustenburg)
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft was participating in the President's Trophy Air Race, an annual event, when it was seen to break up in flight. The event was witnessed by at least one following aircraft.

Probable Cause(s)
Wing flutter was considered to be the main cause of the wing failure.
Contributing factor(s):
1 Exceeding the design envelope of the aircraft.
2 Poor airmanship.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Sources: (photo)


Rustenburg, May 29, 2010 - 11:48AM

Revision history:

29-May-2010 09:21 Topaz Added
29-May-2010 10:17 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2010 02:17 Topaz Updated [Operator, Narrative]
18-Dec-2011 09:30 ZU-VDW Updated [Narrative]
03-Jan-2015 17:43 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
20-Sep-2015 16:53 Darrell Lush Updated [Narrative]
23-Aug-2017 16:43 harro Updated [Operator]
21-May-2018 19:18 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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