Accident Evektor SportStar ZU-EIJ, Tuesday 7 December 2021
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Date:Tuesday 7 December 2021
Time:17:23
Type:Silhouette image of generic EVSS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Evektor SportStar
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: ZU-EIJ
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Bronkhorstspruit Nature Reserve, Pretoria -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Boschkop-Kitty Hawk Airport (FAKT)
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
An Evektor SportStar crashed under unknown circumstances in Bronkhorstspruit Nature Reserve, Pretoria. The pilot died in the crash.
According to eyewitnesses staying next to a dam, they saw the aircraft flying over the dam from north to south. At the time a strong wind was blown in the area. They saw something (blue in colour) departing the aircraft fuselage while it was crossing over the dam, where after the pilot most probably lost control of the aircraft. It was seen make two turns (barrel roll type of manoeuvre) while descending and impacting with terrain on the southern side of the dam in an open field. The outer section of the left wing that failed was located much closer to the waterline, some 100m from the main wreckage.

Sources:

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2021-12-08-man-dies-in-bronkhorstspruit-light-aircraft-crash/
CAA S.A.

Media:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Dec-2021 09:16 gerard57 Added
08-Dec-2021 09:31 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Embed code]
08-Dec-2021 18:12 harro Updated [Destination airport, Narrative]
10-Feb-2022 19:55 harro Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]

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