Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Cessna Cessna U206D, ZS-DIV: Fatal accident occurred November 29, 2018 in Machadodorp, South Africa

NTSB Identification: WPR19WA033
14 CFR Non-U.S., Non-Commercial
Accident occurred Thursday, November 29, 2018 in Machadodorp, South Africa
Aircraft: Cessna U206, registration:
Injuries: 5 Serious.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On November 29, 2018, about 1606 universal coordinated time, a Cessna U206D airplane, South African registration ZS-DIV, impacted terrain near the Skoonman Kloff in the Machadodorp area in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. The pilot and 4 passengers were seriously injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The airplane was operated by Bushflying Air Safaris under the pertinent civil regulations of the government of South Africa.

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) is investigating the accident. As the state of manufacture of the airplane and engines, the NTSB has designated an US accredited representative to assist the SACAA in its investigation.

All inquiries concerning this accident should be directed to SACAA of South Africa: 

South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)
Southern Region Office
PO Box 174
Cape Town International Airport
Website: http://www.caa.co.za

MBOMBELA – The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed that one of the five occupants of the plane which crashed near Machadodorp on Thursday, died in hospital on Friday night.

CAA spokesman, Kabelo Ledwaba, would not divulge further information, saying only that details about the accident will be released through a preliminary report, which will be published within 30 days of the day of the accident.

The victim’s name is yet to be made public by the police.

This afternoon Lowvelder got word that a plane had crashed near Machadodorp along the Elandshoek road.

According to Kabelo Ledwaba from CAA, five people were on board the plane, a Cessna 206, when it crashed.

The plane was completely engulfed with flames, except for the wings, after it had already hit the ground.

According to bystanders on the scene, the victims managed to drag themselves out of the burning plane and managed to make their way to the side of the road.

The seriously injured victims were found by farm workers who, in turn, notified their supervisor.

The supervisor then called the emergency services who then transferred them to MidMed burn unit in Middelburg to be treated for severe burns.

It is confirmed that one of the passengers on the plane sustained burn wounds over 95% of their body.

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