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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 267797
Last updated: 24 November 2021
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Date:09-JUN-2021
Time:08:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Sun Quest Aviation
Registration: ZS-OFU
MSN: 172-72775
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Johannesburg/Germiston-Rand Airport (QRA/FAGM) -   South Africa
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Johannesburg/Germiston-Rand Airport (QRA/FAGM)
Destination airport:Johannesburg/Germiston-Rand Airport (QRA/FAGM)
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Narrative:
On 9 June 2021, a pilot on-board a Cessna 172N aircraft with registration mark ZS-OFU took off from Rand Airport (FAGM) in Gauteng province with the intention to undertake circuit training. When she was on final approach for Runway 35 during her first solo circuit and while monitoring airspeed and altitude, she stated that the aircraft started to lose height rapidly. The pilot then pulled back on the control column and the stall warning sounded moments later. Thereafter, the aircraft ballooned and the pilot tried to land but the
aircraft bounced and landed nose wheel first. The aircraft sustained substantial damages, however, the pilot was not injured during the accident.

The cause of the accident was due to the pilot losing control of the aircraft because of an unstable approach during landing; this resulted in a stall. The aircraft landed hard with the nose wheel first.

Sources:

CAA S.A.
https://sqasa.co.za/gallery.htm

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Sep-2021 10:16 harro Updated [Operator, Location, Source]

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