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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 247988
Last updated: 12 September 2021
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Time:05:15 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage
Registration: ZS-JJJ
MSN: 4636430
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Koedoesberg Game Farm-Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal Province -   South Africa
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Koedoesberg Game Farm
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
A pilot on-board a Piper aircraft PA-46-350P took off from Koedoesberg Game Farm private airstrip on a private flight around the Pongola area in KwaZulu-Natal Province.
The pilotís intention for this flight was to practise instrument flight approaches at Pongola Airfield (FAPL) non-directional beacon (NDB) called PGL in preparation for his licence renewal, which was to be conducted in a weekís time from then.
The pilot reported that the engine stopped shortly after take-off; as a result, he executed a forced landing on a gravel road situated approximately 500 metres (m) from the take-off flight path. On touch down, the undercarriage collapsed, and the aircraft veered off to the right-side of the road. The propeller blades made contact with the ground and broke off during the forced landing and the aircraft came to rest on its belly.
The pilot sustained serious injuries during the accident.


Revision history:

19-Feb-2021 17:16 harro Added
19-Feb-2021 19:11 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]

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