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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58780
Last updated: 24 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic Z50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Zlín 50LS
Registration: ZU-AAU
C/n / msn: 061
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Rand Airport, Germiston, Gauteng -   South Africa
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:FAVV (Vereeniging)
Destination airport:FAGM (Rand Airport)
On approach to runway 29 at Rand Airport, the pilot elected to land as short as possible due to taxiway earthworks in progress near the intersection of runways 29 & 35. In the process the undercarriage of the Zlin caught the boundary fence and was ripped off. The aircraft then did a belly landing on the grass and stopped approximately 100m from the runway threshold. The engine caught fire, but was quickly extinguished by the Rand Airport emergency services. The pilot suffered no significant injuries and refused any medical attention.


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Revision history:

21-Feb-2009 14:16 Topaz Added
24-Dec-2010 12:11 TB Updated [Aircraft type]

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