Accident Piper PA-28-180 ZS-FZI,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 273314
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Date:Friday 13 August 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-180
Registration: ZS-FZI
MSN: 28-4718
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage:
Location:On Runway 20 at Brits Aerodrome -   South Africa
Departure airport:Brits Aerodrome
Destination airport:Brits Aerodrome
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was engaged in flying circuits and landings at Brits Aerodrome. After about five successful circuits and landings and during the sixth landing the pilot stated that he executed a normal landing on the centre-line of the runway. According to him the aircraft started to veer to the left of the runway and although he applied full right rudder control and aileron it appeared to him that the left-hand main wheel was dragging. The aircraft veered off the left-hand side of the runway and the nose landing gear collapsed. When the pilot was questioned whether he had intending to carry out a touch and go landing he stated that he was not sure, but the bending of the propeller blades suggested that the engine was producing power when it contacted the strip surface. PROBABLE CAUSE: The pilot lost directional control of the aircraft during a touch and go landing due to inappropriate rudder control inputs to compensate for the left yaw effect when he applied power.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

12 March 1999 ZS-FZI 0 Farm near Hendrina
11 November 2013 ZS-FZI Private 0 Right of Runway 03 at FAAP sub

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