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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17767
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Date:01-JAN-2008
Time:11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-180
Owner/operator:Mecocar CC
Registration: ZS-ELT
MSN: 28-2917
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Swartberg Pass, Grootklip, north of Oudtshoorn, Eastern Cape -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:FAMO (Mossel Bay)
Destination airport:FAWB (Wonderboom)
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Narrative:
The hire and fly Piper Cherokee had taken off from Mossel Bay to fly to Pretoria. Just north of Oudtshoorn in the Eastern Cape the aircraft flew into very misty conditions and collided with terrain near the top of the Swartberg Pass. There were no survivors.

Sources:

1. http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2245268,00.html
2. http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2245437,00.html
3. http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2245418,00.html
4. http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2245632,00.html
5. https://mg.co.za/articlepage.aspx?area=/breaking_news/breaking_news__national/&articleid=328834&referrer=RSS

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


Revision history:

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12-May-2008 16:22 Topaz Added

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