Accident Maule MXT-7-180 ZS-OCN, Tuesday 22 May 2001
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Date:Tuesday 22 May 2001
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic M7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Maule MXT-7-180
Owner/operator:
Registration: ZS-OCN
MSN: 14088C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage:
Category:Accident
Location:Approximately 5 miles west of Gravelotte -   South Africa
Phase:
Nature:
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
Narrative:
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:
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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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