Accident Airplane Factory Sling 2 ZU-WCG, Saturday 25 June 2022
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Date:Saturday 25 June 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic SLG2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airplane Factory Sling 2
Owner/operator:Algoa Flying Club
Registration: ZU-WCG
MSN: 094
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Kinkebol area, Eastern Cape -   South Africa
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ/FAPE)
Destination airport:Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ/FAPE)
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
A pilot and a passenger on-board a Sling 2 aircraft with registration ZU-WCG were engaged on a private night navigation flight. The aircraft took off from Port Elizabeth Airport (FAPE), to Buyskloof general flying area, towards the north-east of the aerodrome, with the intention to land back at FAPE.
The last communication with FAPE air traffic control (ATC) was during their departure in which the pilot reported that he intended to conduct a two-hour flight at approximately 1545Z. According to the radar recordings, at approximately 1648Z the aircraft was flying in the vicinity of Buyskloof with its altitude reducing from 3100 feet (ft) until it reached 600ft at approximately 1650Z, and the aircraft disappeared from radar.
The Distress Phase (DETRESFA) was activated and a search for the missing aircraft was communicated to all relevant parties. The aircraft was located by the South African National Defence Force Air Force helicopter the next morning at approximately 0604Z in a dense terrain, about 1 nautical mile (nm) from the position it had disappeared from the radar. Both occupants were fatally injured, and the aircraft was destroyed during the accident sequence.

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Algoa Flying Club (photo)

Revision history:

26-Jun-2022 14:04 Captain Adam Added
26-Jun-2022 14:14 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Category]
26-Jun-2022 14:17 harro Updated [Narrative]
26-Jun-2022 14:24 gerard57 Updated [Date, Time, Narrative]
26-Jun-2022 14:28 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
28-Jul-2022 06:03 harro Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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