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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140490
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III
Owner/operator:Evening Star Trading 579 (Pty) Ltd
Registration: ZS-HHW
MSN: 2551
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sun City, North West Province -   South Africa
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:FAWB (Wonderboom)
Destination airport:Bakubung bush lodge (North West province)
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
The helicopter hit the zip line extreme adventure slide at Sun City in a no fly zone and crashed killing the 52 year old pilot.

Probable Cause/s:
1 The helicopter collided with the zip line cable spanned from Sun City Mountain top rendering ground impact inevitable.
Contributing factor/s:
1 Disregard for Standard/Safe/Regulatory Operating Procedure.
2 Collision with wires/Wire strike.


1. Man killed in chopper crash near Sun City
2. Photo ZS-HHW

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

Revision history:

20-Dec-2011 06:04 Topaz Added
20-Dec-2011 08:02 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
24-Dec-2011 01:48 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
19-Jul-2020 06:42 Herman le Roux Updated [Time]
14-Aug-2020 06:32 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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