Thursday, November 23, 2017

Zlin Z.50L, ZS-VAR: Fatal accident occurred October 06, 2017 in Gauteng Province, South Africa

Werner Nel




NTSB Identification: ERA18WA009

14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Friday, October 06, 2017 in Gauteng Province, South Africa
Aircraft: ZLIN Z50, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.


On October 6, 2017, about 1530 coordinated universal time, a Zlin Z-50L, South African registration ZS-VAR, was destroyed when it impacted terrain shortly after takeoff from Kitty Hawk Airport (FAKT), Gauteng Province, South Africa. The pilot was fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local personal flight.


The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) Accident and Incident Investigations Division (AIID) is investigating the accident. As the State of Manufacture and Design of the engine, the NTSB has appointed a US Accredited Representative under the provisions of ICAO Annex 13 to assist the AIID in its investigation.


All inquiries concerning this accident should be directed to:


South African Civil Aviation Authority

Accidents and Incidents Investigation Division
Private Bag X 73
Halfway House 1685
South Africa

Tel.: +27 (0) 11 545-1055/1050

+27 (0) 83 461-6277 (24 hours)
E-mail:AiidInbox@caa.co.za
Fax: +27 (0) 11 545 1466
Website: http://www.caa.co.za

This report is for informational purposes only. All investigative information will be released by the SACAA.

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