Accident The Airplane Factory Sling 2 ZU-FWY, Wednesday 9 April 2014
ASN logo
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:Wednesday 9 April 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic SLG2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
The Airplane Factory Sling 2
Registration: ZU-FWY
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage:
Location:Wagtail private aerodrome, North West -   South Africa
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
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:
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



Revision history:


Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314