Jim Davis – Aircraft Accident Report   • This discussion is to promote safety and not to establish liability. • CAA’s report contains padding and repetition, so in the interest of clarity, I have paraphrased extensively. Aircraft registration: ZS-EIV Date and time of accident: 3 May 1999 0445Z Type ofRead More →

AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT On 29 Nov 2018, Cessna U206D, ZS-DIV, operating as a VFR private flight from Nelspruit to Wonderboom crashed at 1503Z. No flight plan was filed. Aircraft registration: ZS-DIV Date and time of accident: 29 November 2018, 1503Z Type of aircraft: Cessna U206D Type of operation: Private (PartRead More →

(Mike Brown) – Jammed controls in flight is the stuff of nightmares. This pilot had his elevator jam on takeoff and gave him and his passengers an unforgettable experience. Two friends were visiting for a few days from Cape Town, and I planned a pleasant sight-seeing flip for them beforeRead More →

On the 23rd of June 2020 at about 0745 local time ZT REF was on a training flight at Wonderboom Airport. During an autorotation initiated at 5000 ft, the oil pressure light illuminated and the ERPM gauge indicated under 50%. A hard landing resulted and the machine rolled over. ThereRead More →