Accident Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche B ZS-OBA,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 273340
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Date:Friday 25 July 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-30-160 Twin Comanche B
Registration: ZS-OBA
MSN: 30-1601
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Papiesvlakte -   South Africa
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:FAGC
Destination airport:Papiesvlakte
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On 25 July 2003, at approximately 1533Z the pilot, accompanied by 2 passengers, landed at Papiesvlakte after a private flight from FAGC. After the landing the pilot taxied into a hole on the dirt runway, which caused the nose landing gear to collapse. The propellers made contact with the ground and the right-hand main landing gear also collapsed, causing the right-hand wing to bend. According to available documentation the aircraft was correctly maintained. Fine weather conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.

PROBABLE CAUSE: The pilot taxied into a hole on the runway, causing the nose landing gear and the right-hand landing gear to collapse.



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

24 February 2022 ZS-OBA 0 Johannesburg-Grand Central Airport (GCJ/FAGC) sub
Gear-up landing

Revision history:

09-Jun-2022 06:39 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Damage, Narrative, Category]

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