Incident Jabiru SP ZS-CNG, Monday 7 January 2002
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Date:Monday 7 January 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic JABI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Jabiru SP
Registration: ZS-CNG
MSN: 490
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Runway 04 Eshowe. KZN -   South Africa
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:FAES (Eshowe)
Destination airport:FAES (Eshowe)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The pilot was conducting solo circuit and landing practice and had just touched down for the fourth landing when the accident occurred. On landing the aircraft bounced after which it touched down on it's nose-wheel. The nose gear collapsed and the aircraft nosed-over onto it's back causing subsequent damage to the propeller, rudder, vertical stabilizer and wing strut.
The pilot stated that he was distracted by a tractor that was mowing the grass adjacent to the runway.

Probable Cause:
The pilot stated that he was distracted by a tractor that was mowing the grass adjacent to the runway, which caused him to bounce on landing. He then failed to recover correctly from the bounced landing resulting in the aircraft touching down on it's nose-wheel, which failed and caused the aircraft to overturn.


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01-Nov-2008 14:54 Topaz Added

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