Runway excursion Accident Jabiru J430 ZU-TSM, Wednesday 13 December 2023
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Date:Wednesday 13 December 2023
Time:15:10 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic JAB4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Jabiru J430
Registration: ZU-TSM
MSN: 989
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Rhino Park Aerodrome -   South Africa
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Rhino Park Aerodrome
Destination airport:Rhino Park Aerodrome
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot stated that he went on a local pleasure flight but encountered severe turbulence and decided to return to Rhino Park. After assessing the prevailing surface wind, he decided to land on Runway 09. The pilot stated that he floated down the runway and touched down deep. He lost directional control of the aircraft during the landing roll and the aircraft veered off the runway to the right near the threshold of Runway 27. The nose landing gear broke off when the aircraft departed the asphalt runway surface. The aircraft came to rest in a nose down attitude next to the runway.

Probable Cause(s)
The aircraft landed deep and at a speed of 77 kts which was above the approved landing speed of 65 kts; this resulted in the aircraft overshooting the runway.
Contributing Factor(s)
• Landing above the recommended speed prescribed in the Jabiru Owner’s Manual.
• Electing not to go-around

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

10-Jan-2024 13:42 harro Added
26-Feb-2024 13:04 gulfdave Updated [Cn]
25-Mar-2024 06:50 ASN Updated [Time, Total occupants, Narrative, Accident report]

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