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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 245329
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:28-AUG-2020
Time:13:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche
Owner/operator:
Registration: ZS-DVD
MSN: 30-445
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location: Grand Central Aerodrome (FAGC) -   South Africa
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Johannesburg-Grand Central Airport (GCJ/FAGC)
Destination airport:Johannesburg-Grand Central Airport (GCJ/FAGC)
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Narrative:
A Piper PA-30-160 with registration ZS-DVD, sustained substantial damage when the right main gear collapsed during landing on runway 35 at Grand Central Aerodrome (FAGC). Neither of the two pilots on-board the aircraft were injured in the accident. Visual flight rules prevailed, and a flight plan was filed for the flight which departed FAGC on a crew evaluation flight (Commercial Pilot Licence test).

PROBABLE CAUSE
The right main gear push-pull rod was unable to withstand the lateral forces that were applied to it during the landing roll. This caused the push-pull rod to bend to an extent that it was not possible to support the right main gear, and the gear subsequently collapsed.

Sources:

CAA S.A.

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report


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