Accident Aero Vodochody L-39ZA Albatros ZU-IBN, Saturday 24 February 2024
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Date:Saturday 24 February 2024
Time:c. 09:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic L39 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aero Vodochody L-39ZA Albatros
Registration: ZU-IBN
MSN: 132036
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Middelburg Airfield (FAMB), Middelburg, Mpumalanga -   South Africa
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Middelburg (Transvaal) (FAMB)
Destination airport:Middelburg (Transvaal) (FAMB)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The witness reported that during the take-off run the rear canopy door jettisoned and separated from the aircraft. The pilot applied brakes and the right main wheel locked up which caused the tyre to burst. The aircraft veered off to the right-side of the threshold of runway 14 and proceeded through to the boundary wall before it stops.


CAA SA (photo)


Revision history:

24-Feb-2024 12:43 Anon. Added
24-Feb-2024 12:47 ASN Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Total fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
24-Feb-2024 13:43 vasilf Updated [Total occupants, Source]
24-Feb-2024 16:31 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
14-May-2024 17:09 Captain Adam Updated [Source, Narrative]

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