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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 221669
Last updated: 20 September 2019
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Date:09-FEB-2019
Time:12:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic AP22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aeroprakt A-22LS Foxbat
Owner/operator:South Africa National Parks
Registration: ZU-INH
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Kruger National Park, Kingfisher Spruit, Mpumalanga -   South Africa
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Survey
Departure airport:Satara Aerodrome, Kruger National Park
Destination airport:Satara Aerodrome, Kruger National Park
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Narrative:
The micro-light aircraft with registration ZU-INH was involved in an accident in the Kruger National Park (KNP). The pilot stated that he was airborne for approximately one hour providing aerial support to ground teams during an anti-poaching operation when the engine stopped. The aircraft was being flown at low-level and, following an engine stoppage, the pilot executed a forced landing in a bush-type terrain. Shortly after touchdown, the aircraft nosed over and came to rest in an inverted attitude.
The pilot sustained several lacerations to his head when the aircraft nosed over during the forced landing. He was taken to a private hospital in Nelspruit by helicopter where he was treated and discharged later the same day.
The investigation determined that the pilot was unable to perform a successful forced landing after an engine stoppage in-flight.

Sources:

https://m.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/pilot-injured-while-pursuing-suspected-poachers-at-kruger-20190209
www.sapeople.com
https://lowvelder.co.za/467821/suspected-poachers-arrested-despite-pursuing-aircraft-going/
http://www.myschool.co.za/blog/all-blog-articles/1643:anti-poaching-take-off-2

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Feb-2019 16:56 Anon. Added
09-Feb-2019 17:34 gerard57 Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
09-Feb-2019 23:47 RobertMB Updated [Source]
10-Feb-2019 01:53 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Source, Narrative]
16-Jul-2019 08:02 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
17-Jul-2019 06:15 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]

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