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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34440
Last updated: 20 September 2021
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Date:21-MAY-1976
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic C210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 210K Centurion
Owner/operator:Unknown
Registration: ZS-JPW
MSN: 21059466
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Penge, Limpopo -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Robinson Lake, Randfontein, W. Rand
Destination airport:FAPH (Phalaborwa)
Narrative:
This was the accident in which 15 year old South African pop star, Gwynneth Ashley Robin and her backing group Danie Schoeman, Vic Rall and Robby Potts were killed. The pilot, Pieter van Rooyen, his wife and their infant were also killed. Apparently this accident was a classic case of controlled flight into terrain, while en route to Phalaborwa.

Sources:

1. Gwynneth Ashley Robin
Civil Aircraft Registers of Africa
Air-Britain


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Oct-2008 17:55 Topaz Added
09-Oct-2008 18:00 Topaz Updated
10-Oct-2008 00:19 Topaz Updated
20-Jun-2012 11:28 Anon. Updated [Registration]
28-Oct-2015 10:37 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
07-May-2017 15:00 FaNagel Updated [Phase, Departure airport]
09-Aug-2017 07:46 Anon. Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Embed code, Narrative]
09-Aug-2017 07:46 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Embed code]
05-Jan-2019 14:37 Cobar Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Source]

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