Accident The Airplane Factory Sling 2 ZU-FWY, Wednesday 9 April 2014
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Date:Wednesday 9 April 2014
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SLG2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
The Airplane Factory Sling 2
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: ZU-FWY
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage:
Category:Accident
Location:Wagtail private aerodrome, North West -   South Africa
Phase:
Nature:
Departure airport:Rustenburg aerodrome (FARG), North West
Destination airport:Wagtail private aerodrome, North West
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The pilot, accompanied by a friend, departed on a private flight from Rustenburg aerodrome to Wagtail, a private aerodrome approximately one hour's flight away. During the landing at Wagtail, the pilot allowed the aircraft to drift slightly to the left of the centreline. On touchdown, the left wingtip struck maize stalks in a field alongside the runway. This caused the aircraft to veer left off the runway. The nose gear and the wheel on the right main landing gear separated from the aircraft. Substantial damage was caused to the right wing tip, propeller and nose cone. The left wing that struck the maize stalks was slightly damaged. The occupants evacuated the aircraft without injury. Probable Cause Failure to maintain the aircraft on the runway centreline during landing. (Poor technique).7.41

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

Sources:

S.A. CAA

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