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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169886
Last updated: 20 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AT8T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-802F
Owner/operator:Kishugu Group
Registration: ZS-TBW
MSN: 802A-0208
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Piet Retief, Mpumalanga -   South Africa
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:FAPF (Piet Retief)
Destination airport:FAPF (Piet Retief)
The aircraft was doing water drops on a forest fire at Vrede in Mpumalanga. It is believed the hopper doors did not open during a water bombing run and this resulted in the aircraft hitting tree tops and cartwheeling to the ground. The pilot did not survive the crash.


1. Two planes crash in Mpumalanga
2. Aviation legend dies on duty
3. Photo of ZS-TBW at
4. Photo of ZS-TBW at
5. Photo of ZS- TBW at

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Revision history:

16-Sep-2014 06:27 harro Added
16-Sep-2014 06:28 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
03-Oct-2014 07:34 JJ Updated [Time, Registration, Location, Phase, Nature]
09-Dec-2014 10:19 El_serj Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
10-Mar-2015 07:11 Anon. Updated [Operator]
25-Oct-2018 21:34 Topaz Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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