Accident Beechcraft G35 Bonanza ZS-DOB, Saturday 4 November 2023
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Date:Saturday 4 November 2023
Time:11:45 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beechcraft G35 Bonanza
Owner/operator:Cat Civils SA
Registration: ZS-DOB
MSN: D-4654
Year of manufacture:1955
Total airframe hrs:8225 hours
Engine model:Continental E-225-8
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lydenburg Airfield (FALL) -   South Africa
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Lydenburg (FALL)
Destination airport:Lydenburg (FALL)
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The undercarriage collapsed during the take-off roll. No person was injured in the accident.

Probable Cause
The probable cause was likely a landing gear failure; however, this could not be determined due to tampering of evidence.

Contributing Factor
Non-compliance to Part 12.04.4 of the CAR 2011 as amended.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

27-Nov-2023 18:44 harro Added
04-Jun-2024 04:53 ASN Updated [Time, Narrative, Accident report]

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