Serious incident Ayres S2R-H80 ZS-ARC, Tuesday 11 July 2023
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Date:Tuesday 11 July 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ayres S2R-H80
Registration: ZS-ARC
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage:
Category:Serious incident
Location:Private Farm in Malmesbury near Cape Town -   South Africa
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The operator reported that the aircraft was engaged in a crop spraying flight on a farm 10km Southof Malmesbury. The aircraft took off at 0550Z and flew to the farm. After the first spray, approximately27 minutes into the flight the engine failed, and the propeller feathered. The pilot executed a forcedlanding on a wheat field. After the aircraft stopped the pilot switched off the master and disembarked.



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