ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 245329
Last updated: 26 November 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

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
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
Departure airport:Johannesburg-Grand Central Airport (GCJ/FAGC)
Destination airport:Johannesburg-Grand Central Airport (GCJ/FAGC)
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
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).

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.



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

Revision history:


Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description