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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74576
Last updated: 18 December 2018
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Date: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
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: ZU-VDW
C/n / msn: 30
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Near Bela-Bela, Limpopo -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:FARG (Rustenburg)
Destination airport:FARG (Rustenburg)
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

http://www.avdex.co.za/saregister/photos/ZU-VDWP.jpg (photo)
http://www.caa.co.za/Pages/Default.aspxresource%20center/accidents%20&%20incid/reports/2010/8789.pdf

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


Images:


Rustenburg, May 29, 2010 - 11:48AM

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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