Accident Maule MXT-7-180 ZS-OCN, Tuesday 22 May 2001
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:Tuesday 22 May 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic M7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Maule MXT-7-180
Registration: ZS-OCN
MSN: 14088C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage:
Location:Approximately 5 miles west of Gravelotte -   South Africa
Departure airport:Stevens Lumber Mills - between Pietersburg and Tzaneen
Destination airport:Bosbok Farm - Near Gravelotte/ Palaborwa
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was on a private flight from Stevens Lumber Mills to a private farm strip. Approximately 5 miles west of Gravelotte the pilot elected to practice a simulated forced landing and during the final approach prior to the overshoot phase, he collided with telephone wires, causing slight damage to the leading edge of the wings. The pilot continued the flight and landed safely at his destination. The aircraft was maintained as prescribed and the next MPI was due on 30 November 2001 or at 225.8 flying hours whichever occurred first and the aircraft was only operated for 5.7 hours since the last MPI. PROBABLE CAUSE: Collision with telephone wires, which the pilot failed to observe during the approach for the simulated forced landing.

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