Accident Cessna 150F ZS-EGX,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 273001
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Date:Wednesday 9 February 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 150F
Registration: ZS-EGX
MSN: 15063099
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage:
Location:Farm-Prospect, midway Port Alfred and Grahamstown -   South Africa
Departure airport:Port Alfred
Destination airport:Grahamstown
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was accompanied by his son on a private flight from Port Alfred to Grahamstown. Approximately 15 minutes after take off, the pilot experienced a sudden power loss and the rpm decreased from 2500 to 1900. The aircraft was at a height of approximately 1000 ft AGL and abeam a private aerodrome (Prospect). The pilot decided to execute a forced landing but due to the prevailing 15 Knot Easterly wind was unable to reach the runway and landed approximately 300m short of the runway on a ploughed field. Due to the soft ground, the nose wheel dug into the ground, which caused the nose wheel mounting to fail. The propeller, engine cowling and left wing were damaged in the process. No injuries were sustained. PROBABLE CAUSE: Although the cause for the sudden loss in power could not be established with certainty the possibility exists that the occurrence of carburettor icing resulted in the power loss.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
8 May 2008 ZS-EGX Private 0 East London, Eastern Cape sub

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