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Last updated: 20 September 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 3 Mai 2018
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic F900 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Falcon 900EX
Fluggesellschaft:Blueport Trade 121 (Pty) Ltd.
Kennzeichen: ZS-DEX
Werknummer: 65
Baujahr: 2000
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Johannesburg/Germiston-Rand Airport (QRA) (   Südafrika)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Cape Town International Airport (CPT/FACT), Südafrika
Flug nach:Johannesburg/Germiston-Rand Airport (QRA/FAGM), Südafrika
The aircraft was engaged in a domestic flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg-Rand. During a descending turn from base to final runway 17, the pilot in command increased bank angle to avoid an overshoot, and the right wing impacted the top of a tall tree. CAA South Africa stated that this was an assumption, based on the damage sustained, as no impact force was experienced.
While correcting for cross-wind drift before touch down, the left wingtip scraped the runway. the damage to both wingtips was only discovered after aircraft shut down. The damage to the aircraft entails the replacement of the slats, ailerons and wingtips on both wings.



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Cape Town International Airport to Johannesburg/Germiston-Rand Airport as the crow flies is 1253 km (783 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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