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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 10 June 2009
Time:11:55 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200C Super King Air
Operator:Aviation Asset Management (Pty) Ltd
Registration: ZS-PNZ
C/n / msn: BL-8
First flight: 1991
Total airframe hrs:22970
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-41
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Lanseria International Airport, Gauteng (   South Africa)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Cape Town International Airport (CPT/FACT), South Africa
Destination airport:East London Airport (ELS/FAEL), South Africa
Narrative:
The King Air, operating as an air ambulance by Aerocare, was en-route from Cape Town International to East London to collect a patient. On approach to East London, the nosegear failed to extend and lock. The crew decided to divert to Lanseria International Airport where the AMO (Aircraft Maintenance Organization) is located. The aircraft landed on runway 06R (adjacent to the main runway) on the main gear, the pilot cut the engines and put the nose down and came to a stop within about 200 m. Fire tenders were on hand. Damage is apparently estimated at R1.5 million.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: The nose gear actuator failed.

Sources:
» CAA S.A.


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Distance from Cape Town International Airport to East London Airport as the crow flies is 859 km (537 miles).

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