Accident Piper PA-28-181 ZS-LVX, Wednesday 3 January 2007
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Date:Wednesday 3 January 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-181
Registration: ZS-LVX
MSN: 28-7790064
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage:
Location:Runway 11 at East London Aerodrome -   South Africa
Departure airport:Lady Frere (Private Aerodrome)
Destination airport:East London (FAEL) Aerodrome
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft drifted to the left of the gravel runway on take-off roll and at about rotation, the left main landing gear made contact with an anthill, causing the wheel axle and wheel assembly (lower strut) to separate from the aircraft. The crew continued with the flight to their destination. On landing and during the touch down the left hand wing settled on the runway. The aircraft came to a halt on the left hand side of Runway 11. The pilot discovered that the left gear oleo piston and the wheel assembly were missing. It was later recovered at the departure point by the locals. Both crew sustained no injuries. The aircraft sustained damage to the left-hand undercarriage, left-hand wing and the tail plane. Probable Cause The left main wheel made contact with an anthill, causing the left main landing gear lower strut to be separated from the aircraft

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

20 July 2005 ZS-LVX Approximately 1 200 metres short of runway 24 at Fly Inn Airpark

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